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Entergy to implement drought plan

Entergy to implement drought plan

Thousands of Arkansans enjoy recreation on the beautiful Hot Springs-area lakes, even in years of draught and floods. Now, water is scarce, and Entergy is responding.

Entergy Arkansas is implementing its Drought Contingency Plan for lakes Hamilton and Catherine in response to drought conditions in the Ouachita River watershed. The plan allows a reduction in the continuous minimum flow normally required from Remmel Dam into the Ouachita River to conserve water in Lake Ouachita.

According to the NOAA’s Palmer Hydrological Drought Index, the Ouachita River watershed in Garland and Hot Spring counties have been in a moderate drought condition since October of this year. “Though we are not in a severe drought conditions yet, many of the surrounding counties are, and we are taking the necessary steps to mitigate the impacts on the area lakes.” said Bobby Pharr, process superintendent for Entergy’s hydro operations.

Ouachita National Forest to implement designated car routes

Ouachita National Forest to implement designated car routes

Designations for motorized travel routes in the Ouachita National Forest are slated to be implemented in late winter or early spring 2011. Publication of Motor Vehicle Use Maps, commonly referred to as MVUMs, will officially begin implementation of the forest’s travel management plan.

In 2005, the Forest Service issued a Travel Management Rule which called for each of America’s 155 National Forests to designate a travel system for motorized vehicles, including off highway vehicles (OHVs). The rule was established to limit harmful environmental impacts associated with unregulated OHV use on National Forest land.

“More than 3,100 miles of forest roads and trails for motorized vehicles will offer a lot of opportunities to get out and experience the national forest,” said Forest Supervisor Norman Wagoner.

Hot Springs' Most Wanted

Hot Springs' Most Wanted

Contact the Hot Springs Police Department directly if you know anything about this suspect at 501-321-6789, ext. 6717, or the anonymous hotline, 501-321-6742.

Dana Lynn Johnson

DOB: Dec. 2, 1966

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Hair: Blonde Eyes: Hazel

Charges/warrants:

Johnson is alleged to have deliberately rammed the parked vehicle of a former boyfriend on Nov. 11 at about 11:30 p.m. The vehicle was parked in front of a residence in the 100 block of Leach Street. A warrant for criminal mischief in the first degree, a class C felony, has been issued for Johnson’s arrest, with a bond amount of $3,500.

Source: Hot Springs Sentinel-Record