Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beaver Lake, Eureka Springs Arkansas

Bob and our guests have been haveing great fun this week with our kayak.  To keep all informed our the water realeases please be sure to beaware of the following, just released today by Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. ROGERS, Ark.--The Army Corps of Engineers will begin making releases June 24 through the hydropower turbines at Beaver Dam to bring the lake level down to elevation 1,121.4 feet, which is the top of the conservation pool. The lake is currently at elevation 1,124.7 feet. The high lake levels were caused by repeated rains during the spring.
Owners of docks on Beaver Lake are being advised to move their docks as needed to prevent them from grounding as the lake recedes. Officials also caution anglers downstream from the dam to be extra vigilant because currents will be strong and swift, and downstream boat dock owners should ensure their docks are properly secured to withstand high flows.
In the absence of any further heavy rain, the lake level will drop between one-quarter and one-half foot each day. Hydropower generation releases will average between 18 to 24 hours per day and continue until the lake falls to elevation 1121.4 feet. Without additional rainfall, the higher release rates will continue into the first week of July.
Persons interested in Beaver Lake levels can monitor the Little Rock District’s water management Web page or local news outlets that report daily lake levels. Daily lake information can be obtained on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil and click the "Water Management" button.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS – LITTLE ROCK DISTRICT
700 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201
http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/news&info/newsrel.html
On a closing note if you are able to view the release it is an incredable site, a min Niagra Falls,here in Eureka Springs Arkansas.

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