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News: 2005

Indian Creek Lake Aquatic Vegetation Control
Posted: 9/6/05

Based off the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) five-year management plan for Indian Creek Lake released in July of 2003, LDWF has recommended a drawdown in September for the lake.

The 1,800-acre lake, located in Rapides Parish, has a history of problems with hydrilla, a submerged aquatic plant. The last survey of the lake revealed moderate to severe areas of hydrilla infestation and the spread of hydrilla to areas of the lake where it has not been previously located. These infestations are restricting access to some areas of the lake and hindering recreational opportunities.

The LDWF 2003 management plan included a recommendation for fall/winter drawdowns for five consecutive years to control problem aquatic vegetation. This year LDWF recommended the lake be lowered 8 feet below pool stage beginning Sept. 6, 2005 and ending Dec. 5, 2005. The Rapides Parish Police Jury approved the drawdown recommendation during their August meeting.

The gates are scheduled to open on Sept. 6 allowing the water level to drop 3 to 5 inches per day. The scheduled gate closure date is Dec. 5, allowing the lake to begin refilling with rainfall as available.

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