July 6, 2011 – Despite plans for spillway repairs, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries does not plan to conduct a drawdown on Lake D’Arbonne in Union Parish in 2011.
“A coffer dam will be constructed around the work area of the spillway, eliminating the need for a lake drawdown,” said Noel James, President of the Lake D’Arbonne Commission.
Regularly scheduled drawdowns on the lake occur every five years, with the next drawdown scheduled to begin the day after Labor Day in 2012.
The public will be notified immediately, should any unforeseen project complications arise and a drawdown becomes necessary.
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