Norfork Lake


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Outdoorsman swap meet is March 24 in Brighton

Date: 3/16/2018 11:29:00 PM

There will be around 50 tables of outdoor gear for sale. Vendors will be coming from as far as Norfork Lake, Arkansas. Proceeds from a separate room off the gymnasium will benefit the Panther Creek Youth project Dablemont created for underprivileged kids

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Norfork Lake Hourly Weather


Date: 3/6/2018 7:20:00 PM

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NAEC flips switch on new Clarkridge substation

The Baxter Bulletin

Date: 2/15/2018 8:18:00 PM

201 N a few miles north of Mountain Home — before crossing Norfork Lake at Pigeon Creek. Once the Clarkridge Substation was energized Wednesday afternoon, NAEC workers visited the Baxter Substation to fully integrate the co-op’s newest substation into

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Farm Bill program offers up to $350 million of aid

The Courier Online

Date: 2/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

All zebra mussels will be removed from the boat and the vessel will require power washing and a 30-day drying period and final inspection before the boat can be launched into Norfork Lake. To date, there have been no confirmed sightings of zebra mussels in

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Safe ditched in Norfork Lake by burglars recovered

Arkansas Online

Date: 2/4/2018 8:59:00 AM

MOUNTAIN HOME — The Baxter County sheriff’s office has recovered a safe that was disposed of by burglars in Norfork Lake. The Baxter Bulletin reports that the safe was among numerous items stolen in a string of 15 commercial burglaries, for which the

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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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