Because of hydropower’s significant advantages over other energy sources — clean, efficient, reliable and renewable — it plays an increasingly important role in meeting the nation's energy needs. Within the Mississippi Valley Division's boundary:
• Four Corps plants produce 226.5 megawatts of power:
- Clarence Cannon Dam on the Salt River at Monroe City, Missouri.
- Narrows Dam on the Little Missouri River at Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
- Blakely Mountain Dam on the Ouachita River near Mountain Pine, Arkansas.
- DeGray Dam on the Caddo River near Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
• Eight non-federal plants (four private, four municipal) at Corps dams on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers provide 395 megawatts of power.