SHELL ROAD CLOSED ON THREE RIVERS W.M.A. DUE TO FLOODWATERS

Release Date: 04/14/2008

Due to rising floodwaters from the Red River, Shell Road on the Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in lower Concordia Parish is closed until further notice. 


Shell Road is a 6.5-mile long road that provides east-west access through the center of the 27,000-acre public WMA located approximately 40 miles south of Vidalia.  Shell Road is located just north of the Outflow Channel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Old River Control Structure.


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) personnel have been closely monitoring the floodwaters on Three Rivers and Red River WMA's during April.  Even though several thousand acres have been inundated by floodwaters from both the Red River and the Mississippi River, this is the first adverse impact to infrastructure on these areas.


"It's important to emphasize that this break in the Shell Road does not endanger any private property or recreational camps on the WMA," said John Leslie, Region Manager.  "Thankfully, this is not an emergency situation.  However, the road is a very popular access route for hunters and fishermen, and LDWF personnel will begin repairs as soon as possible."


The road has been closed and barricaded for public safety.  Contact John Leslie at 318-757-4571 for additional information.


For more information, contact John Leslie at 318-757-4571 or jleslie@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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