Lake Ouachita

ARKANSAS


Lake Level
574.33 FEET
7/17/2018
Full Pool: 578.0
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OUTDOORS BRIEFS: Five Texans to cast for $300,000 prize at FLW Cup

The Lufkin Daily News

Date: 7/14/2018 10:30:00 PM

Five Texas bass pros, including four from the eastern half of the state, are among the 56 qualifiers set to compete in the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup scheduled for Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Spring

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Freeman Hoping To Make Splash At Cup

BassFan

Date: 7/12/2018 10:05:00 PM

The University of Louisiana-Monroe senior-to-be will be among the field of 56 competitors at Lake Ouachita after he defeated teammate Thomas Soileau in a one-day fish-off at the Red River last month

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Six Carolina anglers qualify for 2018 FLW Forrest Wood Cup

Carolina Hunting

Date: 7/6/2018 4:34:00 AM

Six anglers from the Carolinas have qualified to fish in the 2018 FLW Forrest Wood Cup Aug. 10 - 12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. They will compete against 50 other anglers for the first-place

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Big Bass Bonanza a hit despite smaller catches

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Date: 7/5/2018 5:18:00 AM

Years later, I was Hubble's partner in my first bass tournament. It was an Anvil Jaw Bass Club tournament at Lake Ouachita in February. It was awfully cold, but we had a blast. It was almost as much f

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Grigsby Finishes Strong To Win FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by MercuryMinnesota Pro Earns Second Career FLW Tour Victory, $125,000

Markets Insider

Date: 7/1/2018 5:28:00 PM

The next event for FLW Tour anglers will be the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Aug. 10-12 hosted by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Visit Hot Springs

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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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