Norfork Lake

ARKANSAS - MISSOURI


Lake Level
556.93 FEET
4/26/2017
Full Pool: 552.0
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Hambrick, Gillmore team to win bass tourney

Batesville Daily Guard

Date: 4/21/2017 8:13:00 AM

Neil Hambrick and Landon Gillmore won the Independence County Bass Club Tournament on Norfork Lake Saturday, weighing in 12.86 pounds of bass. The team of Kevin Weaver-Alan Shaw finished second with 9.87 pounds, followed closely by Shawn Walker-James

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Woman pulled from Norfork Lake likely drowned, sheriff says

Arkansas Online

Date: 4/5/2017 4:40:00 PM

A Mountain Home woman who was unresponsive when she was pulled from Norfork Lake on Monday evening is believed to have drowned while swimming there, authorities said. The Baxter County sheriff's office said the woman — identified as 35-year-old Cassandra

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Norfork Lake Fishing Report by Lou of Hummingbird Hideaway Resort 870-492-5113

fishingsoc.com

Date: 4/4/2017 5:58:00 PM

Norfork Lake fishing has entered into the spring phase and is getting exciting. With that being said, I need to clarify that early spring can bring many drastic changes in the weather. As a few weeks ago we went from the 80's to a 3 inch snowfall and

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Woman pulled from Norfork Lake likely drowned, sheriff says

Arkansas Online

Date: 4/1/2017 8:33:00 AM

A Mountain Home woman who was unresponsive when she was pulled from Norfork Lake on Monday evening is believed to have drowned while swimming there, authorities said. The Baxter County sheriff's office said the woman — identified as 35-year-old Cassandra

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Land Area Located at West-Norfork Lake

loopnet.com

Date: 3/30/2017 5:00:00 PM

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• River: North Fork River
• Surface Area: 22,000 Acres
In the late 1930's, before construction of the Norfork Dam had begun, the local economy of Baxter County, Arkansas was deteriorating. The yearly per capita income had fallen to between one-hundred and two-hundred dollars, and in 1940 alone more than six hundred small farms were abandoned. Those who remained looked forward with enthusiasm to any solution that promised relief from their economic problems. Mountain Home, Arkansas, then the largest community, was described as having no prospect for new business and very few paved roads. When construction of the dam finally began in the spring of 1941 it was said that, "before the first shovel of dirt was thrown, or the first tree dozed down, the Mountain Home people knew that a new era had dawned" United States, History of the Corps of Engineers. As the largest nearby community, Mountain Home was to derive the most spectacular benefit for the Corps projects in the area. Centrally located between both Norfork and Bull Shoals Dam, few of its citizens could foresee the economic change Norfork Dam would bring to the poor agricultural community (Messick).

Clyde T. Ellis, who defeated Claude Fuller in 1938 to become the representative for the third district, envisioned a smaller Arkansas version of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ellis made Norfork Dam his personal project and fought for it until construction began in the spring of 1941. Having won the election with the promise of cheap hydroelectricity, he hoped the dams would give rise to industry and lift the region out of the depths of depression. Ellis firmly believed that if Norfork Dam was built then the other dams would follow. Authorization for construction of the dam was included as part of the flood control act of June 28, 1938. Norfork Dam was to be one of six dams built to accomplish flood control in the White River basin. The act was later revised in 1941 to include Bull Shoals and Table Rock.
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