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News: 2005

Bundick Lake Drawdown Extended
Posted: 1/28/05

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.

The department 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.

For more information, contact Bobby Reed at (337) 491-2577 or breed@wlf.louisiana.gov.

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