Beaver Lake

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST/TELEVISION -

Flood-con­trol act passed by Congress: 1954 Con­struc­tion be­gan: 1963 Lake filled: 1968

Flood dam­age lake saved: $6 mil­lion

Shore­line: 487 miles Sur­face area: 31,700 acres, 44 square miles

Averge depth: 60 feet Gal­lons of drink­ing water: 539 bil­lion gal­lons Arkansans who get drink­ing water from lake: 420,000; one out of 7

Source: U.S. Army Corps of En­gi­neers, Lit­tle Rock of­fice­ Mis­sions/ Re­cre­ation/Lakes/Beaver-Lake

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