By Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials are warning boaters that the Arkansas River is still flowing faster than normal this holiday weekend.

Jay Townsend, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, says the river still poses a very dangerous situation for boaters.

Townsend says flows of over 300,000 cubic feet per second have moved navigation markers and aids around on the river. To make matters worse, the U.S. Coast Guard says it can’t reset the markers until water levels on the river go down some more.

Television station KHTV reports ( ) that the Army Corps of Engineers still has a small craft advisory warning in effect. Any water flowing faster than 70,000 cubic feet per second is considered unsafe. Right now, the river flow is twice that; going more 150,000 cubic feet per second.


Information from: KTHV-TV,

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