Where is Beaver Dam?

Beaver Dam is location in the northwest corner of Arkansas on the White River in Benton, Washington, Carroll, and Madison counties. The watershed for Beaver Lake covers 1,186 square miles and the lake itself has 449 miles of shoreline. Beaver Lake is one of five multi-purpose projects constructed in the White River Basin for the control of floods, generation of hydroelectric power, public water supply, and recreation. Beaver Lake is the first dam on the White River to provide a cold-water fishery in the tail water.

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Beaver Dam

Public Workshop Dates

Dec. 16 - Searcy, AR

White County EM Office

5p.m. - 8p.m.

Jan. 24 - Rogers, AR

City of Rogers

City Hall Community Room

5p.m. - 8p.m.

Jan. 25 - Branson, MO
Dewey Short Visitor's Center

5p.m. - 8p.m.

 

Jan. 31 - Jacksonport, AR

State Park Visitor's Center

5p.m. - 8p.m.
 

Feb. 1 - Mountain Home, AR

Arkansas State University

Vada Sheid Community Development Center

5p.m. - 8p.m.

USACE Safety Program

Dam Safety Risks

Reducing the risk of life is the top priority and the core of the program. Our Dam Safety Program exists to assess a dam's condition, communicate what we know and help manage any risks associated with the dam.

We cannot completely eliminate risk, but we can reduce and manage risk. Risk is the likelihood an event such as an excessive rainfall will occur, how the dam performs, and the consequences of failure, with loss of life the paramount concern.

High flood waters from rain cause water levels close to overtopping the gates at Beaver Lake. These operational interim risk reduction measures (IRRMs) decrease the amount of time that water will threaten inundation of the catwalk and hoist machinery. These IRRMs are also estimated to reduce the population at risk by an average of 1,000 people per day.

Estimated Inundation

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