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Lake and Flow News - Latest Email Message

Flow Release Update - September 15, 2014

Blakely, Carpenter and Remmel Dams will be releasing about 3,600 CFS from 2 PM to 6 PM daily except for Friday, September 19 when we will be releasing 3,600 CFS from 5AM to 6PM to accommodate Swift Water Rescue Training by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. 

Remember that the amount of flow and times may change per the below disclaimer which, as many of you noticed, occurred last week. 

The Corps at DeGray is releasing minimum flow to maintain the regulation pool.

See below messages on two lake clean up opportunities. Click here for Fall Lake Drawdown information.

Trash Bash is October 4th! Cleanup Lakes Hamilton, Catherine and the Ouachita River below Remmel Dam. At Trash Bash a few hours picking up trash will earn you a free t-shirt, BBQ lunch, entrance to Garvan Woodland Gardens, and chances at over $2,500 in prizes. You can also volunteer at the Lake DeGray clean-up on September 20. See Below.

For more information on Trash Bash contact: 

Kimberly Bogart
Entergy Arkansas Inc.
Hydro Operations
141 W. County Line Rd.
Malvern, AR 72104
Office:  501.844.2116
Fax:  501.844.2172


Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful
134 Iron Mountain Marina Dr
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Dear Volunteers:

You are invited to attend DeGray Lake’s 36th Annual Shoreline Cleanup set for September 20, 2014.  We will be providing trash bags, t-shirts, door prizes and a lunch.  See enclosed flyer for details.

Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful is still going strong thanks to you.  The shoreline cleanup for 2013 was a success!  We had 252 individuals pick up 1.5 tons of trash.  Thank you everyone for your hard work and dedication in keeping our lake and communities clean. Wal-Mart did an awesome job on the food and again brought participants for the cleanup.

Each year individuals, families, employee groups, fishing and scuba clubs, church groups, scout troops and school groups, participate in this event.  We would love to have the support of your organization in this years’ Clean-Up.  In recognition of your support we will acknowledge your contribution at the Clean-Up.  We want to thank all the businesses and volunteers that have supported us throughout the years; you have been the backbone of our success.

We will be giving participants of the DeGray Lake shoreline cleanup a T-shirt this year, with company names or logos.  The cost will be $100 per logo.  We will be giving out approximately 500 shirts and everyone proudly wears these shirts year after year. 

If you would like to donate to have your business name/logo on the t-shirt, deadline is August 20, 2014!

KDLB is a 501 non-profit organization, Tax Exempt # 76-0842943 for your records.

Donations are not limited to the $100 t-shirt offer, if you wish to donate differently just let us know.

We would greatly appreciate your help in promoting the 36th Annual DeGray Lake Shoreline Clean-Up.  For more information, please contact Russ Johnson 501-256-4262, Renea Guin work: 870-246-5501 ext. 64010 cell: 501-844-7344 or Vickie Egleston 870-246-4310.  

Russ Johnson, President
Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful


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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 501-844-2148.

Real time lake and tributary data is available on the web at contrail.onerain.com use "entergy" as your ID and "guest" as your password.

We mail out a paper copy of “Life on the Lakes” newsletter about three or four times per year. You can also find the latest copy on the Entergy Hydro Operations www.entergy.com/hydro website. If you live on the lake and you are not receiving our newsletter, send an email to Kimberly Bogart with your name and mailing address. You can also tell us if you would prefer to quit getting the paper copy and only receive an electronic version of the newsletter in the future.

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.