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AGFC to Lower Water Level of Lake Jack Nolen


The AGFC will lower the water level of Lake Jack Nolen after Labor Day, Sept. 6. The drawdown will lower the lake’s water level by 3-5 feet and is expected to last until mid-winter.

The AGFC Fisheries Division notes that drawdowns are an important management tool because they congregate baitfish, allowing sport fish to more easily prey on them. This increases growth rates of sport fish, such as bass and crappie. Drawdowns also allow landowners to complete AGFC-approved land-use projects around the lakeshore.

Landowners with lots adjacent to AGFC property must have an approved permit application (found in the AGFC Land Use Policy) before beginning construction of any new structures on AGFC property. During the drawdown, no vehicles or heavy machinery are allowed on the lake bottom.

Future drawdowns will be conducted at Lake Jack Nolen on a five-year rotation, with the next drawdown scheduled for 2026.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the AGFC Land Use Policy, call the Russellville Regional Office at 1-877-967-7577 and ask for Frank Leone.

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