The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) announced last week a grant in an amount up to $150,000 from the Water Development Fund to the Willow Slough Drainage District in Jackson County, according to Commission Chairman Sloan Hampton.

"These funds will be used to remove debris blockage in the Cache River channel near Grubbs as contained in Section 404 permit issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers," said Mark Bennett, ANRC Water Development Division Manager.