Nov. 19, 2014 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising waterfowl hunters who use the greentree reservoir at Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that water will not be available for the opening of the 2014-15 waterfowl season. The state’s East Zone opens for waterfowl hunting on Nov. 22.
The 400-acre reservoir, bordering Saline Lake, does not have adequate water due to a summer drawdown on the Saline-Larto complex. The drawdown was conducted this summer to facilitate repairs to the Cross Bayou Weir. Currently, water is not at the minimum level required to engage the pumping unit that floods the greentree reservoir. However, the water control structure is closed to allow for the accumulation of rainfall. It is uncertain and dependent upon rainfall in the Saline-Larto Complex when, during the waterfowl season, the greentree reservoir will have adequate water levels.
Dewey W. Wills WMA is located in the southern portion of LaSalle and Catahoula parishes in central Louisiana approximately 20 miles northeast of Alexandria. For more information on the WMA, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2753 .
For more information, contact Cliff Dailey at 318-487-5885 or email@example.com .