Lake Ouachita

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Lake Level
567.95 FEET
11/18/2017
Full Pool: 578.0
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Weiss Lake is Getting a Face Lift

Cathy Griffeth

Date: 11/18/2017

Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate

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Destinations: Lake Ouachita

lurenet.com

Date: 11/15/2017 12:53:00 PM

“Topwater!” Jason Lenderman said as he turned off the motor and stepped onto the front deck of his bass boat. We were several casts’ distance from any shore, and he started casting off the left side of the boat, which was opposite the direction of

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Portugal to Join FLW International Sanctioning

Scout

Date: 11/15/2017 8:10:00 AM

South Africa’s Michael Matthee was the highest finishing International pro at the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship and will now represent the FLW International Division at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Matthee is

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Portugal Joins FLW International Division

flwfishing.com

Date: 11/15/2017 8:03:00 AM

South Africa’s Michael Matthee was the highest finishing International Division pro at the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship and will represent the International Division at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. Matthee is also

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Group threatens petition drive

The Sentinel-Record

Date: 11/14/2017 4:18:00 AM

The panel at last week's meeting questioned the rationale for issuing $95 million in debt to bring the city's 23 million gallon-average day allocation from Lake Ouachita online. Questions were also raised about the prudence of paying $444,440 a year to the

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• River: Ouachita River
• Surface Area: 40,000 Acres
• Volume: 2,768,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,105 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 50 Feet
• Length: 975 Miles
Lake Ouachita (Pronounced WAH-shi-tah) is a reservoir created by the damming of the Ouachita River by Blakely Mountain Dam.


The Downstream side of Blakely Mountain Dam as photographed from the river in July 25, 2009
Blakely Mountain Dam was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1948 to 1953 for hydroelectric power, recreation, water supply and wildlife conservation. The dam is 231 feet tall, 1,100 feet long at the crest, and is capable of 75 megawatts.
The lake is located near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Lake Ouachita is the largest lake completely in Arkansas, as the larger Bull Shoals Lake extends into Missouri. Lake Ouachita has over 690 miles (1,110 km) of shoreline and over 40,000 acres (16,000 ha) of water. It is completely surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. Lake Ouachita is located near two other lakes, Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. These three lakes, DeGray Lake to the near south, and the thermal springs of Hot Springs National Park make Hot Springs a popular tourist getaway.
Lake Ouachita has many unusual features. One feature by the Corps of Engineers is the Geo-Float Trail, a marked trail which can be followed with a brochure which details prominent geologic features along the route.
Lake Ouachita also features one of the largest crystal veins in the world. Lake Ouachita has rare jellyfish (non-stinging) and sponges found in only very few of the cleanest freshwater lakes.
Scuba divers from all over the world enjoy the underwater experience as well as the special spear fishing season. The original purpose of Lake Ouachita was flood control and hydroelectricity.

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