Why is the Ark so low already?
If I'm not mistaken, isn't the Arkansas regulated in large part by the release of water for Twin Lakes and Clear Creek Lake? With the monster surplus of snow melt this year, you can drive by both of these ponds and see they are filled to the brim (even this late in the year). There might still be a small amount of snow melt still to come, but for the most part I'm thinking it's controlled release that's feeding the flow. Which leads to the question - what's the reason for the low release? I've looked for a thread that might have some official numbers of what is supposed to be released, but either my search skills suck or it's not out there.
The water's obviously still high enough to run, but with such a big snowpack ...I'm greedy and was hoping for more CFS this late in the season. I'm not asking for big water, just a number somewhere around 1K for a week or 3 more!
Note - I totally realize I should be grateful for all the big splashyness the Ark and many other rivers have provided this year.