Arkabutla Dam repair continues

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Arkabutla Dam repair continues
News Release
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District continues to advance interim risk
reduction measures at Arkabutla Dam. Contractor Frontier Services, Inc., began construction
and equipment mobilization in early May.
Currently, drill pads are being installed for piezometers, automated instruments used for
monitoring groundwater pressure. Relief wells, which act like valves to relieve the water
pressure, allow excess water to be diverted safely, and serve to prevent sand boils, are scheduled
to follow.
Highway 51 Landing provides boating access into the Coldwater River above Arkabutla Dam
and will remain the only open boat ramp at Arkabutla Lake. Camping and other recreational use of
Arkabutla Lake area remain open, except for day use and fee use areas directly downstream of the dam.

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