Governor touts benefits of McClellan-Kerr Navigation System as flooding prompts state of emergency

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Arkansas’ top economic sector is agriculture and each year it creates tens of thousands of jobs and pours billions into the Natural State’s economy. One critical element of that continued success is flood control along the state’s many waterways and 50 years ago the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) was created, in-part, to aid in this endeavor.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston, members of the Arkansas Waterways Commission and others gathered in Little Rock on Thursday (June 10) to celebrate the half-century anniversary of the system as its importance was highlighted as the governor declared a flood emergency in the Arkansas Delta.

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