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Dave Donaldson Black River WMA
Dave Donaldson Black River WMA

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is warning boaters to use extreme caution in and around the state’s waters. Recent heavy rain and the forecast for more rain over the next two days have rivers and lakes at dangerous levels.

Flooding rivers are particularly dangerous. During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft.

Water levels on lakes and reservoirs also are high across the state. The AGFC encourages the boating public to use extreme caution when boating at this time. Be aware of rapidly changing water conditions.

Some AGFC boat ramps may be indirectly closed as a result of county road closures due to flooding. Do not cross barricades to access these areas.

The most important thing to remember is to wear a life jacket at all times when boating under these conditions.