Army Corps: Staying the Course with Management Plan During Heavy Rains

by: Scott McCaulley

The Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been busy this spring managing the water in the White River Basin as several rounds of rain have been hitting the Lakes Region.

The recent rainfall that fell while remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the region was not as much as some forecasts had predicted. Mike Biggs, Chief of Hydraulics and Hydrology for the Army Corps in the White River Basin during an interview on KRZK’s “At Your Service” program this morning, said that the water control plan accounted for the contingencies to help keep impacts to minimal levels.

Biggs says because forecasts can change frequently, the Corps makes their decisions on releasing water based on actual rainfall to keep the water levels under control the best way possible.

The complete interview with Biggs and Chief of Public Affairs Jay Townsend can be found on the AYS Podcast Page at




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