The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a drawdown for Bayou D’Arbonne Lake in Union Parish.
The drawdown is scheduled to begin on September 8 and continue through November 15.
The lake is popular with many Columbia County residents for boating and fishing.
The lake will be lowered to a level of five feet below pool stage at a rate of approximately four inches per day.
The drawdown is being done in coordination with the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District to allow for maintenance to shoreline properties and to provide control of nuisance aquatic vegetation. Drawdowns for this purpose have been scheduled to occur every four years and have been performed on this schedule since 2004.
The lake will not be closed to fishing during the drawdown. Caution is advised for boaters during the low water period, as boat lanes will not provide normal clearance for underwater obstructions.
For additional information regarding the drawdown, contact Ryan Daniel in the LDWF Monroe office at 318-343-4044.