RULE 002.00.05-006 - Captive Wildlife Codes; Flood Prone Regions

RULE 002.00.05-006. Captive Wildlife Codes; Flood Prone Regions

05.06 FLOOD PRONE REGIONS

FLOOD PRONE REGION A - Beginning at the junction of Hwy 1 and U.S. Hwy 63; south on Hwy 1 to Hwy 64; west on U.S. Hwy 64 to U.S. Hwy 49; north on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 42; west on Hwy 42 to Hwy 37; north on Hwy 37 to Hwy 14; east on Hwy 14 to Hwy 37; north on Hwy 37 to Hwy 18; west on Hwy 18 to Hwy 384; east on Hwy 384 to U.S. Hwy 67; north on U.S. Hwy 67 to Hwy 230; east on Hwy 230 to Hwy 91; south on Hwy 91 to Hwy 18; south on Hwy 18 to Hwy 226; east on Hwy 226 to U.S. Hwy 49; north on U.S. Hwy 49 to U.S. Hwy 63; south on U.S. Hwy 63 Hwy 1.

Conditions for Closing: Flood Prone Region A will be closed to all deer hunting when the Cache River gauge at Patterson reaches 11 feet. This restriction shall be lifted when the Cache River gauge at Patterson falls to or below 10 feet. Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures can be obtained by calling AGFC toll free and by accessing the AGFC website @ www.agfc.com.

FLOOD PRONE REGION B - Beginning at the junction of Hwy 17 and U.S. Hwy 67 ; south on U.S. Hwy 67 to Hwy 36; east on Hwy 36 to Hwy 323; south on Hwy 323 to Hwy 11; south on Hwy 11 to Hwy 38; east on Hwy 38 to Hwy 33; north on Hwy 33 to Hwy 17; north on Hwy 17 to U.S. Hwy 67.

Conditions for Closing: Flood Prone Region B will be closed to all deer hunting when the White River gauge at Augusta reaches 28 feet. This restriction will be lifted when the White River gauge at Augusta falls below 26.5 feet . Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures can be obtained by calling AGFC toll free and by accessing the AGFC website @ agfc.com.

FLOOD PRONE REGION C - Beginning at the junction of U.S. Hwy 49 and Hwy 38; west on Hwy 38 to Hwy 33; north on Hwy 33 to U.S. Hwy 64; west on U.S. Hwy 64 to Hwy 33; north on Hwy 33 to Hwy 17; north on Hwy 17 to U.S. Hwy 67; north on U.S. Hwy 67 to Hwy 384; east on Hwy 384 to Hwy 18; east on Hwy 18 to Hwy 37; south on Hwy 37 to Hwy 14; west on Hwy 14 to Hwy 37; south on Hwy 37 to Hwy 42; east on Hwy 42 to U.S. Hwy 49; south on U.S. Hwy 49 to Hwy 38.

Conditions for Closing: Flood Prone Regions C will be closed to all deer hunting when the Cache River gauge at Patterson reaches 10 feet. This restriction shall be lifted when the Cache River Gauge at Patterson falls to or below 8.5 feet. Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures can be obtained by calling AGFC toll free and by accessing the AGFC website @ www.agfc.com.

FLOOD PRONE REGION D - Beginning at the junction of Hwy 11 and Hwy 38 ; east on Hwy 38 to U.S. Hwy 49; south on U.S. Hwy 49 to U.S. Hwy 70; west on U.S. Hwy 70 to Hwy 302; west on Hwy 302 to U.S. Hwy 79; southon U.S. Hwy 79 to Hwy 33; north on Hwy 33 to U.S. Hwy 70; west on U.S. Hwy 70 to Hwy 11; north on Hwy 11 to Hwy 38.

Conditions for Closing: Flood Prone Region D will be closed to all deer hunting when the White River gauge at Clarendon reaches 25 feet. This restriction will be lifted when the White River Gauge at Clarendon falls to or below 24 feet. Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures can be obtained by calling AGFC toll free and by accessing the AGFC website @ agfc.com.

FLOOD PRONE REGION E - Beginning at the junction of Hwy 1 and Hwy 153; north on Hwy 153 to Hwy 33; north on Hwy 33 ; northon U. S. Hwy 79 to Hwy 86; south on Hwy 86 to ; south on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1; north on Hwy 1 to Hwy 316; east on Hwy 316 to Hwy 318; east on Hwy 318 to Hwy 20;east on Hwy 20 to Hwy 44; south on Hwy 44 to Phillips County Road 533; west on Phillips County Road 533 to Phillips County Road 529; north on Phillips County Road 529 to Phillips County Road 514; west on Phillips County Road 514 to the White River Levee; south on the White River Levee to the pipe line right of way; west on the pipe line right of way to Ethel County Road; west on Ethel County Road to Hwy 17; north on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1; west on Hwy 1 to Hwy 153 .

Conditions for Closing: Flood Prone Region E will be closed to all deer hunting when the White River gauge at St. Charles reaches 23 feet. This restriction will be lifted when the White River gauge at St. Charles falls to or below 21.5 feet. Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures can be obtained by calling AGFC toll free and by accessing the AGFC website @ www.agfc.com.

FLOOD PRONE REGION F - Beginning at the junction of Hwy 44 and Tichnor Blacktop County Road at Tichnor; west on Hwy 44 to the right of way on the north/south power line; north then northwest on the power line right of way to Arkansas Hwy 17; north on Hwy 17 to Hwy 152; east on Hwy 152 to the pipe line right of way; northeast on the pipe line right of way to Hwy 17; north on Hwy 17 to Ethel; east on Ethel County Road to the pipe line right of way; east on the pipe line right of way to the White River Levee; north on the White River Levee to Phillips County Road 514; east on Phillips County Road 514 to Phillips County Road 529; south on Phillips County Road 529 to Phillips County Road 533; east on Phillips County Road 533 to Hwy 44; south on Hwy 44 to Hwy 85 at Crumrod; south on Hwy 85 to County Road 76; northeast on County Road 76 to the Mississippi River levee; southeast on the Mississippi River levee to the west line of Section 31, T7S, R2E; then south on the west line of Section 31, T7S, R2E to the west line of Section 6, T8S, R2E; south on the west line of Section 6, T8S, R2E to the Arkansas-Mississippi State line; south on Arkansas-Mississippi State line to the mouth of the White River; upstream on the main channel of the White River to the White River Cut Off; southwest on the White River Cut Off to the Arkansas River; upstream on the main channel ofthe Arkansas River to the west line of Section 29, T8S, R2W; north on the west line of Section 29, T8S, R2W to West Medina Lane County Road; southeast on West Medina Lane County Road to Nady County Road; northeast on Nady County Road to Tichnor Blacktop Road;north on Tichnor Blacktop Road to Hwy 44. .

Conditions for Closing: Flood Prone Region F will be closed to all deer hunting when the gauge at Lock and Dam #1 on the Arkansas River has reached 144.5 feet MSL. . This restriction will be lifted when the gauge at Lock and Dam #1 on the Arkansas River falls to or below 141 feet MSL. . Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures can be obtained by calling AGFC toll free and by accessing the AGFC website @ www.agfc.com.

PUBLIC COMMENST/DIVISION PROPOSALS COMPARISON AND JUSTIFICATIONS

FPZ

PUBLIC COMMENT

PROPOSAL

JUSTIFICATION

A

No comments received

Lower closure level from 12 ft. to 11 ft. at Patterson; revise re-opening level from 11 ft. to 10 ft. at Patterson. No proposed changes to boundaries.

Flood regime in FPZ A reflects a flash flood event and could not be modeled; based on observations of area personnel.

B

Received one request to increase size of FPZ B or close zone at 26 ft. at Augusta.

Lower closure level from 31 ft. to 26 ft. at Augusta; revise re-opening level from 30 ft. to 24.5 ft. at Augusta; eliminate use of White River gauge at Georgetown as part of the re-opening criteria. No proposal to change boundary descriptions.

Based on GIS, GAP, and DEM models; and does not conflict with public request.

Request for boundary change not specific; Models did not support a needed boundary change

C

Received one request to close FPZ at 10 ft. and reopen FPZ at 8.5 ft.

Lower closure level from 11 ft. to 10 ft. at Patterson; revise re-opening level from 9.5 ft. to 8.5 ft. at Patterson. No proposal to change boundary descriptions.

Based on GIS, GAP, and DEM models; and does not conflict with public request.

D

Received one request to move FPZ boundary from Hwy 11 to White River.

Lower closure level from 28 ft. to 25 ft. at Clarendon; revise re-opening level from

27 ft. to 24 ft. at Clarendon.

No proposal to change boundary descriptions.

Based on GIS, GAP, and DEM models.

Public request offered no buffer for resource protection; no reasonable boundary markers could be identified to improve existing boundaries.

E

Received one request to close FPZ at 24 ft. or lower at St Charles; Received one comment that FPZ E closes too late compared to FPZ F.

Lower closure level from 26 ft. to 23 ft. at St. Charles; revise re-opening level from 23.5 ft. to 21.5 ft. at St. Charles. Proposal to change boundary between FPZs E & F.

Based on GIS, GAP, and DEM models; does not conflict with public request.

F

  

Lower closure level from 145 ft. msl to 144.5 ft. msl at Norrell; revise re-opening level from 143 ft. msl to 141 ft. msl at Norrell. Eliminate closure/re-opening reference to White River gauges. Proposal to change boundary between FPZs E & F.

Based on GIS, GAP and DEM models; supports 15 of 20 public requests.

  

Received one request to keep FPZ as wide as possible.

Current proposal accomplishes this while still making some external boundary changes.

  

Received two requests to maintain higher gauge readings for FPZ closure.

Proposal recommends to lower closure levels to insure adequate habitat prior to closure.

  

Received two requests to use shipping canal as south boundary.

Proposal does not recommend this boundary change due to extensive flooding below this proposed boundary and no provision for resource protection.

  

Received three requests to move west boundary further east.

Current proposal accomplishes this while still providing adequate buffer.

  

Received three requests to use only Lock and Dam #1 gauge reading. Received three comments that FPZ D and E are closing too high and Deer Zone 17 doesn't close.

Current proposal accomplishes this.

Current proposal will address closure criteria for FPZs D

and E. Comment on Deer

Zone 17 beyond the scope of this proposal.

  

Received one comment that current gauge closures are satisfactory or could be adjusted lower.

Current proposal will address this comment in gauge changes.

  

Received one request from a club member from Mozart HC to be included in FPZ F.

Current proposal honors that request.

(6/6/2005)

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