Lake Intake Pipes Near Capacity
Posted: September 16, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.
The monitors told Scott Borman the story on a hot July day.
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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