Volunteers Test Beaver Lake’s Water Clarity
Posted: August 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.
An armada of volunteers in boats and on foot Saturday got a clear picture of Beaver Lake’s lake’s water clarity this summer, just as they do every August during Secchi Day.
At A Glance
That’s A Fact
Beaver Lake was built in the mid 1960s. Once the dam was closed, it took only a year for the reservoir to fill, said Bob Morgan with the Beaver Water District.
The lake is the drinking water source for some 300,000 people in Northwest Arkansas and beyond. It has about 31,000 surface acres and about 450 miles of shoreline. The maximum depth is about 225 feet at the dam.
The White and War Eagle rivers are the two main tributaries. The White River is the 17th longest river in the United States, Morgan said.
Source: Beaver Water District
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