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Lake and Flow News - Latest Email Message

Flow Release Plans as of October 13, 2015

Flow from Remmel Dam will be about 200 CFS. Blakely and Carpenter Dams will release for short periods every few days as needed to maintain lake levels.

However, the recent unseasonably warm weather has created a strong afternoon energy demand and this has caused some unplanned flow releases from the dams and lake level fluctuations. I am hoping that the milder weather will negate these issues and we will return to minimum flow releases only.

DeGray will also be at minimum flow releases of about 150 CFS daily.

The drawdown will begin on November 7 and end on November 15. Both lakes Hamilton and Catherine will be drawn down 5 feet. The lakes will be refilled in early March 2016.


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(You can hear this message recorded at 501-844-2125.)

For more lake and shoreline information, contact: Kimberly Bogart or 501.844.2116.
For more flow release information, contact: Ted Smethers or 501-844-2125.

We draft two to three editions of the “Life on the Lakes” newsletter and all editions are available through our website, but we currently only mail out the Summer Edition typically in May of each year. You can find the latest copy on the Entergy Hydro Operations entergy.com/hydro website. If you live on the lake and are not receiving our newsletter, send an email to Kimberly Bogart with your name and mailing address.

Disclaimer: This message was provided as a public service by Entergy Arkansas, Inc. There is no guarantee that actual releases or lake level projections will occur as described. We do our best to plan our operations and to accurately communicate those plans, however system conditions are subject to change at a moment's notice and we may not always be available to communicate those changes in a timely fashion.