Feb. 3, 2021
HUTTIG — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Division staff have been busy clearing and picking up the pieces of last year’s hurricane season and will be working well into the future thanks to the combined effects of straight-line winds and years of overbank flooding at Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area on the Arkansas-Louisiana state line.
Sept. 9, 2020
ROGERS — The repair to Lake Elmdale’s spillway is going as smooth as can be expected, in spite of temporary setbacks caused by COVID-19 and recent rains from Hurricane Laura that soaked much of Arkansas last week.
July 22, 2020
BALD KNOB – Kayakers would have found the South Unit of Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area inviting in June. In fact, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Division biologists had placed blue markers on trees that would be easily recognizable to paddlers who use the AGFC’s water trails around the state.
May 6, 2020
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners gave the go-ahead April 23 to use $1,000,000 from AGFC coffers to begin work on repairing the spillway at Lake Elmdale in Northwest Arkansas.
April 22, 2020
RUSSELLVILLE – It’s natural that anglers and conservationists would be concerned about heavy flooding and how it could affect Arkansas fisheries. Spawning periods that coincided with major spring floods last year will be affected. Some fish production years aren’t as good as others, but it’s okay, biologists say. This helps keep sport fish and the populations of the fish they feed on in balance.
Feb. 19, 2020
PINE BLUFF — It may seem a distant memory, but scars from the extensive flooding along the Arkansas River last May and June are still apparent at Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, a favorite destination for school groups and visitors to Pine Bluff. In fact, it has been closed since May due to flood damage.
June 7, 2019
MAYFLOWER - At 10 a.m. this morning (June 7, 2019), Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir crested at 267.97 feet above mean sea level, 5 feet above its normal elevation. The water level within Palarm Creek, which was coming into the lake, has now fallen enough for AGFC staff to open the gates and begin evacuating water. Baring any major rain events, it will still take several days for the lake to drop below flood stage (266.0 feet msl).