The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a drawdown for vegetation control in Saline Lake in Natchitoches and Winn Parishes, which is scheduled to begin June 14. The control structure will be closed for refill no later than the first week of October.
The lake level will be lowered 8-feet below pool stage. This level is required to achieve sufficient drying for vegetation control.
The action is a necessary component of LDWF’s integrated management plan for control of aquatic vegetation in Saline Lake. Herbicide applications will be conducted during the drawdown in areas accessible with spray equipment.
Although the lake will not be closed to fishing, caution is advised of boaters during the low water period, as boat lanes will not provide normal clearance for underwater obstructions.
For additional information regarding the drawdown, contact Villis Dowden, LDWF Biologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 357-3214.