The latest information released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicates that Millwood Lake may be in the process of cresting, slightly below the record crest of 282.9 feet set on June 14. As of Wednesday, 5 gates have been opened one foot each for a discharge of 9,000 cubit feet per second. Currently the flooding is occupying 75 percent of the lake’s flood plain. That’s currently forecast to 72 percent Thursday and 69 percent Friday. The lake is 23 feet higher than its normal pool elevation of 259.20 feet. As it currently stands, that will not allow any Corps facilities to be open for the Independence Day weekend as the backup has overspread hundreds of acres of normally dry land. Millwood State Park has been underwater for weeks and Arkansas State Park officials expect heavy damage, including to the recent major upgrades. Corps areas will also be subject to damage and debris removal. Only lake facilities that are open are River Run East and River Run West below the spillway.