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Water Levels Falling on Arkansas Lakes

AUGUST 5, 2005 - Posted at 7:32 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Water levels on five major lakes in Arkansas are falling as hydroelectricity production increases and little water is added to the lakes because of drought conditions.

The Army Corps of Engineers said yesterday that levels of Beaver, Bull Shoals, Greers Ferry, Norfork and Table Rock lakes in the White River basin are all more than five feet below normal, and are expected to keep dropping.

Low lake levels can be hazardous to boaters and other lake visitors.  The corps suggests moving boat docks when needed, staying in the main channels of the lake where the water is typically deepest and using depth finders.

The dry weather is also raising the danger of wildfires, and burn bans have been issued in several counties.  The corps said that, in the absence of rain, more land will likely be placed under burn bans.

Despite the conditions there is plenty of water for swimming, boating and other activities on the lakes, and many corps parks remain open for camping, though the burn bans apply to those parks.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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