Dardanelle continues to rise

There's definitely a rising water pattern in effect on Lake Dardanelle this morning. It's been on a steady rise of 2/100ths of a foot per hour since 6 a.m., and is now .26 higher than it was yesterday at 2 p.m., according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reading at Dardanelle Lock & Dam.

While that doesn't sound like much - about 3 inches since yesterday afternoon - it translates into a big factor in the shallow backwater areas of the Arkansas River, especially considering there was a falling water trend in the previous 24 hours.