Drawdown Announced for Bayou D’Arbonne Lake
(August 8, 2016) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced a drawdown for Bayou D’Arbonne Lake in Union Parish. The drawdown is scheduled to begin on September 6th and continue through November 15th, 2016. The lake will be lowered to a level of 5 feet below pool stage at a rate of approximately 4 inches per day.
The LDWF action is taken in coordination with the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District to allow for maintenance of shoreline properties and to provide control of nuisance aquatic vegetation. The Bayou D’ Arbonne Lake Commission adopted a policy in 2004 that provides for drawdowns every 4 years for these purposes. The lake will not be closed to fishing during the drawdown, but caution is advised for boaters during the low water period as boat lanes will not provide normal clearance for underwater obstructions.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb, or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
For additional information regarding the drawdown, contact Ryan Daniel in the LDWF Monroe office at (318) 343-4044.