Lee Creek at Lee Creek Reservoir near Van Buren

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lee Creek Reservoir is located near Van Buren, Arkansas and serves as a primary water source for the area. The history of the reservoir dates back to the 1920s when it was constructed as a water supply for the city. The reservoir is fed by Lee Creek, a major tributary of the Arkansas River. The hydrology of the area is influenced by the Ozark Mountains, which provide significant snowpack in the winter months. The reservoir is also fed by surface flow from tributaries in the surrounding area. Agriculture is a significant use of the area, with many farms utilizing irrigation from the reservoir. Recreation is also popular, with opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping available. The reservoir is an important resource for both the local community and the surrounding region.

June 15, 2024







Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 13.74 ft
Maximum 26.58 ft
Average 20 ft
Dam_Height 48
Hydraulic_Height 28
Drainage_Area 436
Year_Completed 1992
Nid_Storage 43000
Structural_Height 48
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 634
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream Lee Creek, Arkansas River
Dam_Length 1372
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Nid_Height 48

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