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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Corps of Engineers Begins Phase I Floodfight
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has initiated Phase I floodfight activities in the Cairo, Reelfoot-Obion, and Missouri areas due to high river stages. Additionally, they expect to begin a Phase I floodfight on the White River in Arkansas near the communities of Georgetown and Des Arc later this week or over the weekend. Current National Weather Service forecasts call f  more

Corps of Engineers: Fish Cover Permits Available
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas, Jan. 14 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release on Jan. 13: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mountain Home Project Office is offering 50 fish cover permits on a first come, first served basis for Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes. These permits will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 at the Mountain Home Project Office at 324 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas. A fish cover permit allows an individual to cut up to eight cedar tre  more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Announces 2020 Advisory Council Members
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 17 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news release: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce the reappointment of five members of its Affordable Housing Advisory Council (the Council): * Jeff Curry, Las Cruces, New Mexico * Michelle Den Bleyker, Midland, Texas * Chris Monforton, Gulfport, Mississippi * Jim Petty, Van Buren, Arkansas * Jacque Woodring, San An  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 20-02 Locks 2, 9, 13 & 1 Closures-Revised Schedule
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release on Jan. 14: The lock closure schedule identified in Navigation Notice No. SWL 19-88 has changed as shown below. The locks listed below will be closed to navigation traffic 24 hours daily for the dates specified. Sediment will be removed from the lock sills and hydrographic surveys will be performed in the center post receiver areas. If the work is completed ahead of schedule, the lock will reop  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 20-03 Sailing Instruction COL Charles D. Maynard Lock (No. 5)
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release on Jan. 15: Due to shoaling, mariners are advised to favor the river wall in the downstream approach to Colonel Charles D. Maynard Lock (No. 5). Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil. //signed// Kevin J. McDaniels Chief, Operations Division  more

Second Table Rock Lake Oversight Committee Meeting Announced
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Army Corps of Engineers announces the second meeting of the Table Rock Lake Oversight Committee. The public meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Dewey Short Visitor Center on Table Rock Lake. Public attendance is encouraged. Members of the public will be permitted to make verbal comments during specified times at this meeting. A three hour period will be pro  more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Little Rock Water Park Paying Penalty to Settle Child Labor Violations
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Aquapark LLC - doing business as Wild River Country in Little Rock, Arkansas - has paid $5,559 in civil money penalties to resolve child labor work hours violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD investigators found that Aquapark LLC employed minors - ages 14 and 15 - to wor  more

Vicksburg District Provides Updated Forecast for Region
VICKSBURG, Mississippi, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Vicksburg District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an updated forecast Jan. 17: According to National Weather Service forecasts, the lower Mississippi River valley is expected to receive one-half-to-two inches of additional rainfall over the next seven days. The NWS is predicting the Mississippi River to crest at 37.5 feet at Arkansas City, Arkansas; 49 fe  more