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Flow Release Plans as of April 23, 2014
We are currently releasing about 2700 CFS from Carpenter and Remmel Dam. The Corps is releasing about 3600 CFS from Blakely. This is allowing Lake Hamilton to slowly rise back up to target. Later today, Carpenter and Remmel will increase releases to match and the lakes should then remain steady for the next several days. There is another storm front forecasted for Sunday and Monday. Currently the forecast has us on the edge between 1 inch and 3 inch rains. If the forecast shifts and it appears more likely for us to get 3 inches of rain than 1 inch, we will probably increase the releases from Carpenter and Remmel on Saturday and pull the lakes down six to ten inches or so in advance. We’ll just have to watch that and see.
Lake DeGray is just below the flood pool. The Corps is releasing about 2400 CFS from 1 to 9 PM daily.
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For more flow release information, contact: Ted Smethers or 501-844-2148.
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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.