Lake Ouachita

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Lake Level
577.18 FEET
6/19/2019
Full Pool: 578.0
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The Sentinel-Record

Date: 6/14/2019 11:45:00 AM

gallery. Easy parking. • Arkansas State Parks -- Lake Catherine State Park, 844-4176. DeGray Lake Resort State Park, 865-2801; Lake Ouachita State Park, 767-9366. • Garland County Historical Society

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Holy smokes! Man catches 42-pound striped bass at Lake Ouachita

KTHV

Date: 5/20/2019 1:41:00 PM

There's nothing better than finally reeling in a catch on a day at the lake. Well, except if what you reel in is a 42-pound striped bass! That's exactly what TJ Ruhter caught this weekend at Lake

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High water closes sites at Lake Ouachita

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Date: 5/10/2019 12:22:00 AM

HOT SPRINGS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed numerous campsites and boat ramps on Lake Ouachita until its water level recedes. Closures include Big Fir and Buckville boat ramps; Brady

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High water closes sites at Lake Ouachita

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Date: 5/10/2019 12:17:00 AM

HOT SPRINGS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed numerous campsites and boat ramps on Lake Ouachita until its water level recedes. Closures include Big Fir and Buckville boat ramps; Brady

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North Notes: Hitch up and light the campfire

Ashland Daily Press

Date: 5/2/2019 12:12:00 PM

It was 1990 and Lake Ouachita, give or take a year or lake. No, not a lake. I’m sure I have that right, having got the spelling down if not the pronunciation. And it’s hard to forget 40,000 acres of

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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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