Corps cautions visitors, dock owners about falling lake levels

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District
Story by Laurie Driver

Date: 07.18.2012
Posted: 07.18.2012 10:40
News ID: 91746

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hot and dry weather is fueling demand for hydroelectricity at the White River lakes, which will result in lowering of lake levels in coming days and possibly weeks.

The Army Corps of Engineers is advising boat dock owners to keep an eye on their docks and move them as needed to prevent them from grounding as the lakes recede.

The Corps also advises boaters to slow down, wear life jackets, use depth finders and check with local marinas about possible trouble spots as the lake level recedes.

For more information about the lake levels, log onto the Internet at and click “Water Management.” Recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at!/usacelittlerock.