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  • False River drawdown exposes banks, trash Play Video

    September 16, 2014 3:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some Pointe Coupee residents are taking advantage of the exposed shorelines during the False River drawdown. The drawdown of False River from 16 to 13.5 feet above sea level began on Sept. 2. It's part of a plan to improve water quality in the popular oxbow... more »
  • Drawdown begins on False River, aims to improve wildlife Play Video

    September 2, 2014 5:52 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - False River is lower today as the first-ever, man-induced drawdown begins on the oxbow lake. It's part of a plan to rehabilitate the area. State and local leaders are lowering the water so contractors can pump out waste and unwanted sediment. It should result in much... more »
  • False River rehab begins today Play Video

    September 1, 2014 4:31 PM

    NEW ROADS - The drawdown of False River from 16 feet above sea level to 13.5 feet above sea level will begin Tuesday. The Pointe Coupee police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over a three week period with the water level being... more »
  • Drawdown of False River to begin Sept. 2

    August 27, 2014 11:18 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury announced on Tuesday their selection of a Texas contracting company to conduct False River dredging projects with drawdown of the river to begin on Sept. 2. The police jury will oversee the drawdown of the river which will take place over... more »
  • Dredging and drawdown planned for False River Play Video

    December 3, 2012 5:21 PM

    NEW ROADS - A dredging and drawdown on False River could begin within the next two years. State Representative Major Thibaut, D-Oscar, updated the Baton Rouge Press Club about a comprehensive plan involving the oxbow lake. Thibaut says it utilizes local, state and federal resources. One of the... more »
  • NATO: Afghanistan drawdown plans unchanged

    October 18, 2012 6:55 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - NATO says its drawdown plans for Afghanistan remain unchanged and that the coalition will stay on in the country until 2014, despite calls for a quicker withdrawal. Thursday's remarks by visiting Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen come amid speculation that the U.S.-led alliance could accelerate its departure... more »
  • White House: Afghan review will support July drawdown

    December 14, 2010 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says a yearlong review of the Afghanistan war will show that the U.S. can begin withdrawing troops in July. President Barack Obama and his top national security officials met for nearly two hours Tuesday to review the report. The president will speak about... more »
  • White House says Iraq drawdown "truly remarkable"

    August 24, 2010 10:46 AM

    The White House is hailing the Iraq troop drawdown as a "truly remarkable achievement." White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan gave that assessment to reporters Tuesday as the U.S. troop level in Iraq sank below 50,000 for the first time since the U.S.-led invasion over seven years ago. Brennan was... more »
  • Turkey Creek Lake drawdown set for early summer

    March 4, 2010 4:58 AM

    Turkey Creek Lake in Franklin Parish will be drawdown on Saturday, May 15. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the drawdown is necessary to kill the invasive floating plant, giant salvinia. Drawing down the lake will dry out and kill the plant. During warm weather, giant salvinia can spread... more »

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