Arkansas Waterways Commission

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AWC Staff tour Phase 1 Progress near Dardanelle

The Arkansas Waterways Commission entered an MOA with Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in December 2019 to provide $200,000.00 for a cost-share project to develop a self-scouring model of the MKARNS Navigation Mile 222 (near Dardanelle). This area of the navigation channel is prone to heavy sediment buildup requiring frequent maintenance dredging. The Arkansas River Navigation System Fund provided the funds for this cost-share project.

This project will be completed in two phases. Phase One construction began in December 2022 and is expected to be completed near the end of February 2023.

on January 17, 2023, AWC staff had the opportunity to tag along with our partners at USACE on their Survey Vessel, Peevy, to take a look at the Phase One construction progress. This impressive structure consists of 3,400 feet of rock on the right descending bank of the River and is expected to significantly improve hydrological conditions.

Director Cassandra Caldwell, USACE Little Rock, USACE Memphis, and Contractors gather to view progress of the project in Russellville.

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