Faulkner County Experiencing River Crest

Sandbagging

As of 9:00am, the National Weather Service says Faulkner County is experiencing the Arkansas River crest.

The river at Toad Suck is currently at 285.24 feet, with the crest expected to remain around this level for the next 6-12 hours.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is expecting Lake Conway to exceed the flood stage of 266 feet by Wednesday, June 5th.

Historic flooding of the Arkansas River is pushing water up Palarm Creek and back over the Lake Conway spillway into the lake.

Given the lake’s current rate of rise, residential flooding around Lake Conway is eminent. Property that has flooded in the past ten years is at the greatest risk for flooding. The lake will continue rising past Wednesday, further increasing the number of homes impacted around the lake.

Additional rainfall forecast for the end of this week will contribute to additional flooding around the lake. Locations that will experience flooding include areas along Lake Conway. This includes portions of Mayflower, Saltillo and the southeast part of Conway along the lake.

There are several sandbag locations including Beaverfork Volunteer Fire Department, #2 Beaverfork Road. Bags can be picked up from 8:00am until 8:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help fill bags and deliver bags. Over 100,000 have been made and distributed thus far.

If you want the free sand bags delivered call 501-514-2302.

Other Faulkner County Sand Bag Locations:

Hwy 286 E Fire Station, 268 Hwy 286 East
Saltillo Fire Station, Adams Lake and Clinton Road
Lawrence Landing Road at Lawrence Landing Circle Boat Launch
Intersection of Palarm Creek Road and Alf Lane
Paradise Landing
Mayflower City Hall, 2 Ashmore Dr.
Lewis Crossing, 1292 E. Dave Ward Drive behind Crain Kia
Shale Pit at Foothill Drive and Mountain Air Drive
Old boat dock on Brannon’s Landing
Greenlake Road off Clinton Road near the Shooting Range
The old bait shop at Caney Creek Road and Thomas Lane

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