Beaver in autumn a sight to enjoy

More hazards such as timber are exposed when the water level at Beaver Lake is low. Dwayne Culmer fishes on Sept. 18 2023 among timber in the Van Winkle Hollow arm of the reservoir. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Flip Putthoff)

A fine way to enjoy the colors of autumn is a fall foliage boat cruise on Beaver Lake. Hints of color are starting to show, but extra caution is in order for a trip this year

That's because the lake level is lower than it is most autumns.