AGFC Removes All Daily Sportfish Limits From Lake Monticello

MONTICELLO – The Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission removed all daily sportfish limits and length limits on Lake Monticello for all species of fish in an emergency proclamation today as a result of the recent decision by the City of Monticello to drain the lake for repairs to its dam.

The City of Monticello has decided to drain the lake to repair issues with portions of the dam sagging, which could indicate issues with structural integrity. Lake Levee Road was closed to all traffic, including vehicles, ATVs and even foot traffic, on July 15, and the levee was inspected by geologists and engineers to determine the extent of the damage to the dam.

The lake was partially drawn down in fall 2017 to repair issues with the dam, but those repairs have not corrected the issue, prompting the city to open the spillway and allow water to drain from the lake and remove the pressure on the dam until it can be repaired.     MORE

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