Corps lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lifts the small craft advisory
for the Arkansas River. Small-craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per
second. While flows have receded, Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution when on
the river.

Before setting out in a pleasure craft, dress for the weather, check flow conditions, and
file a float plan with friends or family. Always wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat while
intoxicated. Give commercial towboats an extra-wide berth for safety’s sake. They are heavier
than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats. It can take a towboat more
than a half-mile to stop.

More information about the Corps and daily river data can be found at
www.about.me/usacelittlerock or the Corps’ mobile app, which can be found in mobile app
stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.

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