June 6 Closure of Sherburne Wildlife Management Area Postponed, LDWF Announces

Release Date: 06/04/2019

June 4, 2019 – The Thursday (June 6) closure of Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has been postponed. The WMA will remain open until the Morganza Spillway is opened by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday (June 9).
 
Sherburne WMA will remain closed during the closure 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 within 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.