Corps begins spillway releases from Norfork Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, began spillway releases from Norfork Dam Thursday morning to evacuate stored flood water.The Corps was scheduled to open six of the 12 gates one foot each, releasing about 4,500 cubic feet per second, as well as 6,000 cubic feet per second releases from the two power generation turbines for a total combined release of 10,500 cubic feet per second or the equivalent of three hydropower turbines at full power.

Daily lake information may be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil or the Corps’ mobile App, which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.

Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.

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