Dierks Lake

ARKANSAS


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525.97 FEET
6/18/2018
Full Pool: 526.0
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E. coli levels close 4 swimming sites at Arkansas lakes

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Date: 5/29/2018 7:05:00 PM

The beaches will reopen once the levels are in an acceptable range. The Jefferson Ridge Park swim beach on Dierks Lake, which had closed earlier this month because of high bacteria levels from goose droppings, has reopened

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E. coli levels close 4 swimming sites at Arkansas lakes

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Date: 5/29/2018 2:54:00 PM

The beaches will reopen once the levels are in an acceptable range. The Jefferson Ridge Park swim beach on Dierks Lake, which had closed earlier this month because of high bacteria levels from goose droppings, has reopened

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Arkansas woman continues making dolls at 92 years old

The Washington Times

Date: 5/27/2018 10:48:00 PM

They were soon filled, top to bottom. And on the family’s twice yearly camping trips to the Jefferson Ridge Campground on Dierks Lake, Patten would take fabric to sew. But more, she began taking food materials as well to make her famous fried pies

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Arkansas woman continues making dolls at 92 years old

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Date: 5/27/2018 10:19:00 PM

They were soon filled, top to bottom. And on the family's twice yearly camping trips to the Jefferson Ridge Campground on Dierks Lake, Patten would take fabric to sew. But more, she began taking food materials as well to make her famous fried pies

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Swimming areas now closed on 4 Arkansas lakes because of E. coli concerns

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Date: 5/23/2018 4:06:00 PM

The beaches will reopen once the levels are in an acceptable range. The Jefferson Ridge Park swim beach on Dierks Lake, which had closed earlier this month because of high bacteria levels from goose droppings, has since reopened

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• Surface Area: 1,360 Acres
Dierks Lake is a reservoir 56 miles (90 km) down the Saline River, and 5 mi (8 km) from Dierks, Arkansas.
The purposes of Dierks Lake are: flood control on the Saline River, recreation, water supply, and fish and wildlife conservation. As a part of the Little River Basin System the lake offers a high degree of flood protection to large areas of land both in the Little River Basin and the flood plain along the Red River.
Recreation on the lake is very popular. The 1,360-acre (6 km2) lake provides and enjoyable experience for the boating enthusiast. Dierks Lake is known for its wonderful bass and crappie fishing. It is also a great place for swimming and skiing. Fishing provides many hours of enjoyment for the visitors at Dierks Lake. The species most actively sought are: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and the various species of sunfish. Most of the species found in the lake are also found in the downstream area. Picnicking areas are available at many of the sites on Dierks Lake. There are 4 reservable picnic areas, which are great for family reunions or holidays. The picnic shelters are lighted and equipped with barbecue grills and electricity. These shelters are located at Jefferson Ridge, Horseshoe Bend, and Dierks Overlook.
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