For the second time in less than a month, Carroll County waterways breached their banks, spilling flood waters over bridges, onto roadways and into homes.

The flooding was part of a huge storm system that left neighbors to the south cleaning up after high winds and damaging hail swept through that part of the state.

Carroll Countians awoke Thursday morning to raging waters from a four-inch deluge that fell overnight.

It was worse, many say, than the deluge that swamped the county mid-March when seven-inches fell in a two-day period.

Early Thursday morning bridges were swamped and roads were closed. After waters receded, many roads remained impassable because of the debris left behind.

Six residents in the Twin Bridges area east of Green Forest were reportedly evacuated from their mobile homes.

County Judge Richard Williams said the National Guard Armory in Berryville was opened as an emergency shelter for those evacuees and others.

He said county roads were "bad," and bridges were washed away or rendered impassable.

The towns of Green Forest, Berryville and Eureka Springs reportedly fared better. Flooding and debris was widespread, but minor in comparison to washed out bridges.

As flood waters receded here, home and business owners along the White River Basin were bracing for the worst.

Beaver, Table Rock and Taneycomo lakes were expected to reach capacity - a first in the 50-year history of the flood control project.

Beaver Dam flood gates were opened at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, releasing 5,000 cubic-feet of water per second over the top.

That amount was increased as the morning wore on.

"Hour by hour over the morning, we increased the gate opening," said Sean Harper, project manager for the Arkansas Corp of Engineers Roger's office.

He said the seven gates were gradually opened to three feet each, the same as mid-March when the downstream bridge at Beaver was under water.

"We are monitoring the Beaver Bridge," he said. "It should be similar to March when it went under water. It could again."

He said Table Rock Lake was higher now than in March and the five flood gates at Table Rock Dam were running open at one foot each.

Harper said the White River flood system and its lakes were "functioning as they should," and Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes still had a small amount of flood storage.

According to Missouri officials, Lake Taneycomo, below Table Rock Dam, could rise as much as 10 feet above current lake levels because all lakes are near capacity.

Flooding has also created concerns for those overseeing the Buffalo National River. The river, from Boxley Valley to its confluence with the White River, was closed Thursday.

"The river is in flood stage, moving very rapidly with lots of large floating debris," said a park official, "and therefore is extremely dangerous for anyone to be on the river at this time."

He went on to say that the river will reopen "just as soon as the conditions will allow for its safe use."

In the meantime, anyone in Carroll County with flood damage is encouraged to call Judge William's office at (870) 423-2967 to register for possible federal disaster relief assistance.