Corps increases spillway releases at Norfork Dam

Corps increases spillway releases at Norfork Dam
Spillway open to evacuate flood water (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday it will increase spillway releases at Norfork Dam.

The Corps said Monday it would open five of the 12 gates one-foot each, releasing about 2,700 cubic fee per second, and would open 5,800 c.f,s, from the two power generation turbines for a combined release of 8,500 c.f.s.

On Tuesday, the Corps announced it was upping those releases of stored flood water to 4,200 cubic feet per second at the gates and 5,800 c.f.s. from the turbines to a combined release of 10,000 c.f.s.

The releases are needed to remove stored flood water.

For more information, visit the Corps’ website.

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