LDWF to Close Sherburne WMA on June 1 Due to Opening of Morganza Spillway

Release Date: 05/29/2019

May 29, 2019 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will close Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Saturday (June 1) at midnight due to the opening of the Morganza Spillway, which is scheduled to be opened Sunday (June 2).
 
Sherburne WMA will remain closed from then until further notice. The WMA will be reopened once flood water has receded, necessary repairs have been made and the area is deemed safe for public use.
 
Sherburne WMA is located in Pointe Coupee, St. Martin and Iberville parishes and in the Morganza Floodway system of the Atchafalaya Basin between the Atchafalaya River and the East Protection Guide Levee.
 
For more information, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2763 or contact Tony Vidrine, tvidrine@wlf.la.gov 337-735-8682 or Steven David, sdavid@wlf.la.gov at 337-735-8683.