Category Archives: Conservation Issues

AGFC Revisits Bull Shoals and Norfork Tailwaters Trout Management Plan

Meetings were held in Mountain Home August 3rd and 24th. Here is a PDF Summary of 2nd Public Input Workshop, August 24, 2017 which spells out the current regs and recommendations Game and Fish trout biologists are making. Of note … Continue reading

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Higher Tailwater Temperatures This Fall

Water temperatures in Table Rock, Bull Shoals, and Norfork tailwaters are higher than usual this fall. Temps from Bull Shoals are staying around 60°F to 64°F from the dam all the way down to Calico Rock—some 62 miles. The lake … Continue reading

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Virus Found in State Trout Hatchery

According to an AGFC News Release today, a virus has been found in trout at the state hatchery on the Spring River: MAMMOTH SPRING – Rainbow trout at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish … Continue reading

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Norfork Tailwater Status

According to AGFC Trout Biologist Supervisor Christy Graham, in an email this afternoon, one of the Tainter gates on Norfork Dam was blocked by the bulkhead to allow painting of the gate and rehab on the side and bottom seals.  … Continue reading

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AGFC Trout Management Public Meeting Announced

The AGFC Trout Management Program will be hosting a general public meeting on Thursday August 13th, 2015  to discuss the current status of the Bull Shoals and Norfork Tailwaters.  The meeting will be from 6:00-8:00 PM in the McMullin Lecture … Continue reading

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Beaver Lake Master Plan Revision

The US Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of reviewing and updating all five White River reservoir master plans. The Beaver Lake Master Plan process is underway, and there is ample time for public input. Here’s a Corps’ … Continue reading

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Beaver Tailwater Temperatures

The Corps closed spillway gates on Beaver Sunday morning about 9:00 a.m. Generators were shut down Monday morning about 10:00 a.m. for emergency reasons—some problem with wiring. The Corps is describing it as an “an unscheduled outage of its hydropower … Continue reading

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Norfork Minimum Flow Siphon Repaired

The US Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District has repaired the minimum flow siphon at Norfork Dam. The siphon returned to operation June 5th after being shut down most of this spring. The anti-freeze system failed this winter, and … Continue reading

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Norfork Minimum Flow Info

This is for the archive from the River Reports page: Minimum flow started on Norfork tailwater September 12, 2013 and is now a permanent feature of the tailwater landscape whenever generation is “off.” The Corps has estimated it needs to … Continue reading

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Bull Shoals Minimum Flow Info

This is for the archive from the River Reports page: Minimum flow started on Bull Shoals tailwater July 4, 2013 and is now a permanent feature of the tailwater landscape whenever generation is “off.” The Corps has estimated it needs … Continue reading

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