Gillham Lake

ARKANSAS


Lake Level
511.84 FEET
2/21/2018
Full Pool: 502.0
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Christmas trees will be collected for fish cover in Arkansas lakes

Magnolia Reporter

Date: 12/23/2017 4:15:00 PM

Few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees – as fish habitat. The AGFC has drop-off locations across the state to let your

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REX NELSON: Damming the state

Arkansas Online

Date: 12/23/2017 8:49:00 AM

Small dams near the Oklahoma border in southwest Arkansas created De Queen Lake, Dierks Lake and Gillham Lake. The McClellan-Kerr Navigation System along the Arkansas River created additional reservoirs, as did navigation projects along the Ouachita River

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REX NELSON: Damming the state

NWA Online

Date: 12/16/2017 8:30:00 PM

Small dams near the Oklahoma border in southwest Arkansas created De Queen Lake, Dierks Lake and Gillham Lake. The McClellan-Kerr Navigation System along the Arkansas River created additional reservoirs, as did navigation projects along the Ouachita River

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Give the gift of habitat to a fish with your Christmas tree

8 ABC kait8.com

Date: 12/13/2017 12:44:33 PM

Trees can be dropped off at any of the following locations until the end of January: · DeQueen Lake – Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp · Gillham Lake – Any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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• Surface Area: 1,300 Acres
Gillham Lake is a small reservoir located along the Cossatot River, mostly in Howard County, but also extending westward into Polk County, Arkansas. The lake is 6 miles (9.7 km) from Gillham, Arkansas.
The Flood Control Act of 1958 approved the lake for construction. The lake provides flood control, water supply and wildlife conservation. Recreation was not planned for the lake purposes but they were included anyway. Gillham has five recreation areas, five boat ramps, three campgrounds, one picnic shelter,and one designated swim area. Gillham Lake includes 1,370 acres (6 km2) of fishing; bass is mostly caught in the lake. Canoeing and fly fishing on the Cossatot River are popular. The river can be canoed about 16 miles (25.7 km) south of the dam to U.S. Highway 71 South. The Cossatot River has been noted as the best conoeing area between the Rockies and the Smokeys. There are two designated picnicking areas and one picnicking shelter that are chiefly used for reunions and family recreation. Gillham Lake also has the Coon Creek Walking Trail which is located on the entry road to Big Coon Creek Park.
Work on Gillham Dam began on June 1963, roads had to be relocated following the construction of the dam. The first concrete in the spillway was poured in November 1968. Work was halted in February 1971 but resumed in August 1972. The dam began storing water May 8, 1975.
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