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Lake Ouachita Water Level

Water Level

Current Water Level is 571.38 feet, 6.6 feet below full pool of 578.00 feet.

last updated on 12/31/2023

Be Prepared - Know Before You Go

Lake Ouachita is located in the following states. Review the boating and fishing laws before you go.


Water Level History

About Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita Dam is a concrete gravity dam located on the Ouachita River in Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. Completed in 1953, the dam is 231 feet high and 1,100 feet long, and it was constructed primarily to generate hydroelectric power. The dam's reservoir, Lake Ouachita, is the largest lake in Arkansas and one of the cleanest and most pristine freshwater lakes in the United States. The lake and the surrounding Ouachita National Forest are popular destinations for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. The Lake Ouachita Dam and its reservoir play an important role in the economy and recreational activities of the surrounding area.

Level Information

Data Provided by: National Weather Service AHPS

Lake Level Managed by: US Army Corps of Engineers

Dam: Ouachita Dam

Lake Details

Surface Area: 40,000 acres

River System: Ouachita River


About Bass Intelligence Level Data

Bass Intelligence collects daily water level data from public sources around the country. This data is displayed in either MSL (mean sea level) or a datum level and a difference from full pool is provided. The reliable and accurate water levels from Bass Intelligence supports boating safety, trip planning, and level offset information that can be used in depth finder mapping software for accurate contour depths based on today's lake levels.

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