While Cane River Lake is at 96.4 MSL use caution in the low water conditions while navigating and/or performing water sport activities. Underwater debris is now being exposed and/or just under the water line that could cause damage to boat props or hulls and/or personal injury.
During the reconvened session Aug. 21, the Cane River Waterway Commission evaluated the lake. After discussion, the Commission has decided to leave the entire lake open, making the north end a no-wake zone from the Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery outflow box north to the dam should the water levels reach 96.0 MSL.
There will be Fireworks- downtown riverbank, on the south side as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 pm for the Meat Pie Festival
Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 pm for the Louisiana Realtor Association Banquet
Have your boats behind the yellow safety buoys 1 hour prior to display(s) and follow enforcement request.
The Cane River Waterway Commission has hired Air Data Solutions to perform Bathymetry, Aerial Mapping, and Riverbank Video Assessment services for Cane River Lake. It is expected to take about 3-4 months to complete. The lake video scan will take place on Sept. 10, weather permitting. The Commission encourages riparian owners to clean up their property in an effort to showcase Cane River. Please remember a free permit is required for all types of construction to the bed and/or banks of the lake.
On Oct. 6 there will be a regatta called the St. Denis Head Race, held on the north end of the lake. The lake will be closed from Keyser Bridge to the north dam for the race.
Lake Pool Stage: 98.0 MSL
Low Water Lake Closing: 96.0 MSL (Ordinance 2 of 2011)
High Water Lake Closing: 99.0 MSL (Ordinance 2 of 2011)
If you need a permit and/or have any questions please contact Betty Fuller 318-357-3007 office, 318-617-3235 cell