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Murray lock closed, not dewatered

LITTLE ROCK — Although the Army Corps of Engineers closed Murray Lock on the Arkansas River Sunday so workers could “dewater” it to assess and repair the downstream lock gates, workers could not dewater the lock because maintenance issues made installation of a temporary dam impossible.

Oct. 9 stakeholder meeting set on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the state Public Service Commission said Monday they have scheduled an Oct. 9 stakeholder meeting to begin a new round of discussions on how Arkansas will comply with a new federal rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions.