LDWF to Extend False River Boat Launch to Aid Boaters During Drawdown

Release Date: 10/25/2016

Oct. 25, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in cooperation with the Point Coupee Parish Police Jury has begun work to extend the False River public boat launch adjacent to Morel’s Restaurant in New Roads. The project is designed to improve boating access during the current drawdown.
 
The drawdown, which began in September, will continue through Jan. 15, 2017. The drawdown structure will then be closed and the lake allowed to return to its normal level.
 
“The drawdown is a key component to the LDWF False River Restoration Plan,’’ LDWF Inland Fisheries Program Manager Ricky Moses said.
 
The drawdown is recommended as a management tool to improve water quality, decrease sedimentation and improve sportfish habitat.
 
The lake is open to fishing and other recreational use during the drawdown. However, caution is advised for boaters during the low-water period, as boat lanes will not provide normal clearance of underwater structures. 
 
For additional information regarding the drawdown and boat launch extension, contact Brian Heimann, LDWF Biologist Manager, at bheimann@wlf.la.gov or (225) 765-2337. 

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