The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Saline Lake Commission have extended the current drawdown on Saline Lake in Natchitoches and Winn parishes until November 1, 2016. The extension is due to unusually heavy rainfall, which kept the area inundated for most of August.
The action is a necessary component of LDWF’s integrated management plan to control overabundant aquatic vegetation growth and to improve access for recreational activities. An annual cycle of high and low water fluctuation can provide beneficial effects similar to a natural overflow lake system.
The current LDWF Saline Lake Aquatic Vegetative Management Plan can be viewed at:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/waterbody-management-plans-inland.
For additional information regarding the drawdown, contact Villis Dowden, LDWF Biologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 357-3214.