By Ronnie Weston| July 31, 2013 at 8:52 PM CDT - Updated July 11 at 9:30 AM
TRUMANN (AGFC) – St. Francis Lake near Trumann will not be drawn down to make repairs to the wash out near the dam in 2013. Due to past flooding, significant erosion has occurred. The washout is allowing water to bypass the dam.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are continuing discussions to identify a permanent fix and sources of funding for the needed repairs. Until repairs can be made, lake water levels will be monitored and maintained as close to normal as possible.