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Flow Release Plans as of Dec. 7, 2017
Remmel Dam will be releasing just above 250cfs through December and increase to 300cfs for January and February. Carpenter and Blakely dams will release for a few hours every few days as needed to maintain lake levels.
Degray will release a minimum flow of about 150 cfs.
This year’s DRAWDOWN will be three feet.
Entergy Arkansas and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently completed the annual vegetation survey. This survey monitors vegetation growth and determines the winter drawdown for both lakes Hamilton and Catherine. We typically like to alternate between 3’ and 5’. Due to the above normal temperatures of the last couple winters we deviated and did back to back 5’ drawdowns. This year there has been no noticeable increase in undesired aquatic vegetation so we are returning to the 3’ drawdown.
The drawdown will begin on Nov. 1 at a rate of approximately six inches per day. On Nov. 6 the target elevation for Lake Hamilton will be 396.7 with a daily fluctuation range between 397.20 and 396.20. Lake Catherine’s target will be 301.00 with a daily fluctuation range between 300.00 and 302.00.
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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.