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.
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.