Lake Intake Pipes Near Capacity

Posted: September 16, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.

The intake for the Benton-Washington Water Association is along Beaver Lake about 2 miles east of Prairie Creek park.

The monitors told Scott Borman the story on a hot July day.

Fast Facts

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake is a man-made reservoir in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas and is formed by a dam across the White River. Some facts about the lake:

w There are an estimated 3.1 million visitors to the lake annually.

w The lake has some 487 miles of shoreline.

w Beaver Dam, about nine miles northwest of Eureka Springs, was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944.

w The lake is about 50 miles in length and covers about 31,700 acres.

w The majority of the lake is in Benton County and stretches into Carroll, Washington and Madison counties.

w Since its creation, the lake credited with preventing $52.5 million in flood damage.

Source: Army Corps of Engineers

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