Officials with the Tri-Lakes Big Bass Tournament have announced that the Sept. 5 tournament has been canceled due to high lake levels.
The Corps of Engineers said they cannot get the water pulled down by this weekend and many of the boat ramps are closed.
Early this week, Gillham Lake measured 35 feet above normal pool elevation due to heavy rainfall from the effects of Hurricane Laura. According to rain gauge measurements in the Gillham area, over 10 inches of rain fell over 72 hours and additional heavy showers have continued this week.
Fishermen will be refunded the registration fees, or they can be applied to the 2021 spring tournament.
The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce hosts the tournament.
For more information, the Chamber of Commerce, at 870-584-3225.