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Breaking: Army Corps of Engineers to begin Beaver Lake release at approximately 5:00 p.m. Tuesday

The following is a press release from the US. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, depending on timing of rain, will be conducting a spillway release from Beaver Dam, at approximately 5 p.m. today.

The total spillway flow will be around 3,700 cubic feet per second. The total release from the dam, when combined with hydropower releases will be around 7,500 c.f.s.

The Corps is advising areas downstream of the dam to begin assessing their respective plans and to begin taking the proper precautions. Landowners with belongings near the river’s edge should also begin making plans for high water.

Because of uncertainty in rainfall forecasts, releases will be made in response to the on-the-ground impacts to best minimize flood damages.

The Water Management staff has been and will continue to be engaged and proactive in responding to the conditions.

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