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Entergy plans annual drawdown of Garland Co. lakes

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 29, 2014 at 9:23 am •  Published: August 29, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin Nov. 1.

Lake levels will be reduced by about 6 inches per day through Nov. 9. The water released at the dams will be used to generate hydroelectric power.

Entergy Arkansas coordinates the annual winter drawdown with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to help with shoreline maintenance and inspections and to help control nuisance aquatic vegetation.

Lake Catherine is formed by Remmel Dam and Lake Hamilton is formed by Carpenter Dam. Both are located in Garland County and were built more than 60 years ago for hydroelectric generation.

Entergy Arkansas manages the reservoirs and operates the dams.


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