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Lake and Flow News - Latest Email Message

Remmel Dam Tailrace Area & Boat Ramp Closed - May 22, 2015

We are currently releasing 12,700 cfs from Remmel Dam. High flows will most likely continue through next week. Due to this condition, the spillway area and the boat ramp on the Ouachita River below Remmel Dam will be closed until inflow reduces into Lake Catherine and the spillway gates can be closed.

Flow Status and Lake Level Status - May 21, 2015

Lake Hamilton is currently at 399.77 and Catherine is at 304.17. The forecast is calling for the potential of periods of heavy rain this weekend and through next week. In preparation for this rain event, we will begin slowly lowering the levels of the lakes to the bottom of their normal operating range. The operating range for Lake Hamilton is 398.90 to 399.90 feet above sea level. Lake Catherine's normal operating range is between 303 and 305. Flows from Blakely, Carpenter and Remmel dams will be between 10,000 and 13,000 cfs during this time. Boaters should use extreme caution while boating on the area lakes due to the increased amount of floating debris that were washed into the lakes during recent flash flood events. Boat and dock owners should take necessary actions in preparing for potential high flows and fluctuating lake levels.


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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.