Category Archives: Regional Priorities

Regional priorities within the Southwestern Division

Maintenance at Norfork Lake parks

Norfork Lake

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home Project Office in Mountain Home, Arkansas will be performing road maintenance for the next 4 to 6 weeks at several boat launch ramps and parking areas on Norfork Lake.


Road maintenance will be performed at the Cranfield Park entry-area launch ramp, Red Bank launch ramp, Henderson launch ramp, Gamaliel launch ramp and swimming area, and Panther Bay launch ramps and swimming area.


Work will typically occur at one location at a time and be phased and scheduled to minimize disruptions, however some full closures will be necessary.


The Corps is asking everyone to please use caution in these areas and watch for working personnel, road equipment, and haul trucks. Obey signage and stay clear of the barricaded areas where crews are working.


For further information on the status of other recreation areas on Norfork or Bull Shoals lakes log on to or call the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Carr receives Commander’s Award for Civilian Service

Col. Christopher Hussin, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander presented Todd Carr with the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service on July 12, 2018. Carr works in the Tulsa District Navigation section. His efforts enable operation and repairs of the Oklahoma portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Navigation Chart Cover

The 445-mile Arkansas River Navigation Channel begins at the confluence of the White and Mississippi Rivers and proceeds one-half mile upstream on the White River to the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam.  From there the channel proceeds nine miles upstream on the White River to the man-made Arkansas Post Canal, and then nine miles through the canal to the Arkansas River.  The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System crosses the state of Arkansas into Oklahoma traversing the state until it reaches the confluence of the Arkansas and Verdigris River where the navigation channel follows the Verdigris River terminating fifty-one miles upstream at the Port of Catoosa, near Tulsa, Oklahoma.