Lake Drawdown Extended
The drawdown currently
in effect on Bundick Lake will be extended, according to officials
from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Inland
Fisheries Division, until February 28, 2005. Heavy rains in
November and December allowed the lake to regain pool elevation,
prompting the extension.
began the drawdown on September 15, 2004 with specific goals;
the most prevalent was to eradicate aggressive invasive aquatic
plants such as salvinia, hydrilla, alligator weed and water
hyacinth. The drawdown was also to provide the opportunity
for structure and spillway inspections and repairs by the
Department of Transportation and Development, and to provide
individuals with opportunities to repair or replace wharves,
bulkheads and boathouses on adjacent private property.
Because the increase
in water level caught many off guard while trying to make
repairs, many property owners asked for grant an extension
to the planned drawdown. Department personnel believe an extension
would have no adverse effect on fish populations, and have
thus granted the request.
information, contact Bobby Reed at (337) 491-2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.