In June, as a result of catastrophic flooding along a number of rivers in Arkansas in the last few years, Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 19-10 to create the Arkansas Levee Task Force to study and analyze the current conditions of the state’s levees.

About once every five years, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a drawdown of Lake Chicot.