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Wind damage to hardwoods in Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA amplified by ‘wet feet’

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.

Lake Elmdale repair on track

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.

Director, biologists mull changes needed in flooded Hurricane Lake WMA

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.

Lake Elmdale erosion-repair project gets nod from commissioners to start

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.

Tagged crappie from Dardanelle study wanders 32 miles to new home

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.

Delta Rivers Nature Center still recovering from flood

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.

Lake Conway water level crests, Palarm Creek receding

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).