Norfork Lake

ARKANSAS - MISSOURI


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8/23/2017
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Partnership sweeps away debris in Norfork Lake

Harrison Daily Times

Date: 8/16/2017 11:32:00 AM

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff from Mountain Home teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove dangerous debris left from massive spring floods which paralyzed parts of North Arkansas and created extremely hazardous conditions for

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Partnership sweeps away debris in Norfork Lake

onenewspage.com

Date: 8/16/2017 11:30:00 AM

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff from Mountain Home teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove dangerous debris left from massive spring floods which paralyzed parts of North

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

fishingsoc.com

Date: 8/15/2017 9:05:00 AM

Norfork Lake fishing is in its summer pattern and fishing methods should be very similar for the next month. The striped bass bite continues to be good for most out on the lake. The easiest and most productive method of catching stripers at this time is

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Agencies tackle debris removal at Lake Norfork

NWA Online

Date: 8/14/2017 10:00:00 PM

Staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers teamed up to remove debris left from spring floods that created hazardous conditions for boaters this summer on Norfork Lake. Floods devastated many areas within

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Partnership sweeps away debris in Norfork Lake

NewtonCountyTimes

Date: 8/11/2017 3:26:00 PM

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff from Mountain Home teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove dangerous debris left from massive spring floods which paralyzed parts of North Arkansas and created extremely hazardous conditions for

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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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