The following is an email I received today from the Corp of Engineers:
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will be taking the Greers Ferry Power Plant offline March 10 through April 24 for necessary repairs. Throughout the outage, one turbine will continuously release about 300 to 500 cubic feet per second into the Little Red River. A normal low flow release rate is 40 c.f.s. In comparison, a full power release from one turbine is about 3,500 c.f.s.If rainfall causes the lake to rise above the conservation pool elevation of 462.04 feet, flood control releases will be made using the spillway gates. Release rates are dependent on downstream conditions and generally will not exceed the equivalent of two turbines, about 7,000 c.f.s.Updated release rates are available by calling 501-362-5150.
If we don’t get a major rain event, this should mean excellent fishing on the Little Red for the early spring period. If you are considering a fishing trip, now would be a good time to book. Give me a call at 501-690-9166 to reserve your date.Good Fishing!!!