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After eight years of collecting water quality data on Beaver Lake during the annual Secchi Day event, it’s possible to make some statistical comparisons. But it’s too soon to state with any confidence whether the lake is improving or degrading, according to Dr. Bob Morgan, Manager of Environmental Quality for Beaver Water District.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently launched a mobile App for fisherman, navigators, paddlers and park visitors. The App delivers current water conditions for Corps’ reservoirs, rivers and streams within the district boundaries to include the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

ROGERS, Ark. – As a result of budget constraints the Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Lake Project Office will defer all new requests for shoreline use permits until Oct. 1 allowing the Corps to shift its resources to support park operation and maintenance during the summer recreation season.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A persistent drought in northwest Arkansas has left Beaver Lake below its normal level, and that has exposed Native American artifacts and other treasures along the shoreline.

Hobbes State Park is starting up eagle tours on Beaver Lake. Northwest Arkansas is the winter home for 200-400 eagles each year, and park rangers say the birds are starting to show up.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is investigating high concentrations of algae on Beaver Lake. People living on the lake called the Corps with concerns after noticing a scum forming on the top of the water near the shoreline, and rangers collected samples to be tested.

A three-mile stretch of undeveloped Beaver Lake shoreline is part of a 1,954-acre acquisition – purchased for $3.91 million – completed recently by the The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas. The transaction was done at the request of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, which has received preliminary approval to buy the land from the NCA and […]

An unusually high number of drownings on Beaver Lake has park rangers working to make things safer. The US Army Corps of Engineers installed the lake’s first life jacket loaner station Sunday at Dam Site Park, providing free life jackets for people using the busy swim beach.

Low levels at Beaver Lake are beginning to expose more and more of a century-old historic site in Northwest Arkansas, and the future of that site is also in question. The Monte Ne historical site in Benton County, built around 1900, was originally a hotel called “Oklahoma Row.” William Coin Harvey, a well known politician […]

Citizen scientists, rejoice. It’s time for another Secchi Day on Beaver Lake. The annual event, organized by Beaver Water District, equips volunteers with Secchi Disks which are devices that are lowered into the lake to measure the transparency or clarity of the water. This measurement, when collected over time, is an indicator of the water […]

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