January 19, 2009
Greers Ferry Dam, located on the Little Red River approximately three miles north of Heber Springs (Cleburne County), was constructed between 1959 and 1962. At a cost of almost $47 million, the dam was built mainly for flood control but also provides hydroelectric power. The structure is 1,704 feet long and stands 243 feet above the Little Red River stream bed. The dam, which created a highly popular 30,000- to 40,000-acre reservoir, was dedicated on October 3, 1963, by President John F. Kennedy and is shown here circa 1970.