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A file photo of a barge with cargo on the Mississippi River 
Agriculture & Poultry / Transportation

Low Water on the Mississippi River Impacting Barge Traffic

The timing is bad. Corn and soybeans harvested in the early fall need to be moved, and barges are vital in getting the commodities from one place to another. read more >
Water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle on May 31.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Transportation

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old LeveesLock Icon

The historic spring flooding in Arkansas caused at least $100 million in damage. Now comes the re-evaluation of Arkansas’ long-neglected levee system, which will surely seek to address at least two big public policy questions: Who should be responsible for the levees? Who should pay for their maintenance? read more >
Construction / Energy

Spike in Co-op Revenues? Give Mother Nature Credit

A quick look at annual reports from the state’s electric cooperative companies shows a significant spike in 2018 revenue over 2017, but the reason is no mystery, officials say. read more >
Farmers in Arkansas may have to cover their strawberry crop this weekend, with temperatures forecast to dip below freezing.
Agriculture & Poultry / Restaurants & Food

Fruit Growers in Arkansas Prepare for More Cold Temperatures

Arkansas fruit growers are preparing for another round of freezing temperatures this weekend. The National Weather Service estimates a low temperature of 29 degrees Sunday in northwest Arkansas. read more >
National Weather Service radar showed every county in Arkansas receiving precipitation as a line of storms moved through the state Thursday morning.

Heavy Rain Prompts Closure of Roads, Schools in Arkansas

Heavy rainfall has prompted the closure of some schools and roads in southern Arkansas, and forecasters say the deluge will continue for the rest of the week. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Transportation

Some Arkansas Residents Evacuate Ahead of Expected Flooding

Some residents of the southwest Arkansas town of Garland City were leaving their homes Sunday ahead of expected flooding along the Red River, an emergency management official said. read more >
The 13-acre William E. ”Bill” Clark Wetlands adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock is mostly underwater due to high waters from the Arkansas River.
Tourism / Transportation

High Water Closes Barge Traffic on Parts of Arkansas River

Portions of the Arkansas River flooded onto park land Wednesday after weekend storms caused high water levels, and officials said closures on the waterway could last through the Memorial Day holiday. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a storm proclamation for Newton, Searcy, Izard, Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties in the northern part of Arkansas and Montgomery, Garland, Pike and Howard counties in the southwestern part.
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Declares Disaster Area After Severe Storms

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a disaster proclamation for 10 counties after touring some of the damage from Sunday night's storms that killed two people. read more >

Forecasters Predict Snow in Central, Western Arkansas

Meteorologists predict up to three inches of snow could fall across portions of Arkansas. read more >