The Corp of Engineers told me this morning that they had opened another gate this morning and the flow would be about 2800 cfs with this increase. The heavy rain on Thursday caused an increase in the inflow of the lake and is causing the lake to rise therefore an increase in the floodgate release was needed. If this stops the rise of the lake, this flow will continue over the weekend. If not, they will increase the flow to offset the rise. The river is clearing after the run off from Thursday’s rain. Looks like no wading this weekend but drift fishing should be ok.
For those of you that live in this area, I am teaching an introduction to fly fishing class at the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs. Classes will be 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm beginning Thursday, February 28th. The group will meet each Thursday for 4 weeks. If you are a beginning fly fisher or interested in starting, please call me at 501-690-9166 and join us….the class is free.
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