The Claiborne Parish
Watershed District Commission has requested a 2 to 3 foot
drawdown of Lake Claiborne beginning Sept. 17, 2007.
The purpose of
this drawdown is to allow the Watershed Commission to determine
where to locate, with GPS coordinates, permanent channel markers.
The drawdown will expose many of the numerous stumps that
present navigation hazards to boaters. It is the Watershed
District’s intent to install the channel markers before
the summer of 2008.
The lake will be
lowered 3 to 4 inches per day until it reaches the target
level of 3 feet below normal pool stage. This level will be
maintained while the stumps are located and a channel is identified,
a process which should take approximately two weeks.
Once the Watershed
Commission obtains GPS coordinates, the gates will be closed
and the lake allowed to refill.