Corps Alerts Greers Ferry Lake Users To High Lake Levels

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark., May 18 – Recent rainfall in the Greers Ferry Lake watershed has led to a rise in water levels.  While the higher lake level is not unusual for this time of year, the Corps is reminding boaters and visitors to use extra caution when at the lake, especially as Memorial Day Weekend approaches.
About 95 campsites around the lake have been affected by the high lake level.  Cove Creek Park is closed until the lake level recedes and cleanup and repair of the campground’s facilities can be accomplished.  Corps officials are urging visitors to observe the “Closed Area” barricades and signs that are in place at the campgrounds for safety reasons.   It is dangerous to drive around a barricade.
Corps officials encourage lake visitors to use caution if boating on the lake because of the possibility of floating debris.  Go slowly, and watch for debris floating just under the water’s surface.  Hook up your kill switch, and wear a life jacket.
Persons having questions about the high water should call the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416 or stop by the office located near the dam on Hwy 25, three miles north of Heber Springs.