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  • New Roads awarded grant for False River Drive walkway

    September 23, 2016 9:50 AM

    NEW ROADS – The City of New Roads has been awarded a grant by the Louisiana Office of State Parks to create the False River Drive pedestrian walkway. The grant is a part of the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program, which provides funds to states to provide and... more »
  • State delays drawdown of False River

    September 8, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set to begin... more »
  • Residents enjoy Labor Day weekend after False River reopens Play Video

    September 4, 2016 7:45 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH – False River had been closed for weeks due to the high water levels and flood debris, but now that officials reopened the River residents can continue on with their Labor Day traditions. The closure of the river came as terrible news to residents wanting to... more »
  • All False River boat launches closed due to debris, high water level

    September 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The Pointe Coupee Parish Police jury is closing all operated boat launches into False River until further notice. All privately operated boat launches into False River are also closed. The closure is due to the high water level and amount of debris in the river which... more »
  • Residents opposed to second False River drawdown Play Video

    June 24, 2016 7:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some residents along the False River say they are against a plan to draw down the lake's water by six feet. When officials lowered the lake by three feet in 2014, resident Rick Falgout said the soil on his property gave away, causing $6,000 in damages.... more »
  • Draw down in False River next step for restoration Play Video

    June 20, 2016 7:53 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – The next step to restoring False River is a draw down and is expected to begin by Labor Day. The river was once known for its record catches before silt from local farm lands damaged fish habitats, however the spot still manages to be a good fishing... more »
  • False River nearing more improvements to enhance wildlife Play Video

    March 24, 2016 5:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - The next step toward improving wildlife on False River is in the works as engineers look into how to bring trophy fishing back. Phase two of the False River restoration project is expected to begin after the summer and will focus on limiting siltation from the M1... more »
  • False River rehab project gets more funding Play Video

    October 2, 2015 6:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The state plans to pour more money into improving the water quality in False River in Pointe Coupee Parish. Phase two of the project is now in the works after the State Bond Commission approved $350,000 for the project. People in Pointe Coupee Parish feel it is... more »
  • False River improvements almost finished Play Video

    September 4, 2015 5:49 PM

    NEW ROADS - Fishermen say wildlife is improving around False River due to efforts to improve water quality in the popular oxbow lake. In the past 10 months contractors have dredged and pumped silt to form an island on the south flat of False River. The 16.5 acres of silt... more »
  • Sports 2-A-Days: Catholic Pointe Coupee Play Video

    August 2, 2015 12:20 AM

    New Roads - The Catholic Pointe Coupee football team is breaking in a new head coach this season as David Simoneaux takes over the Hornets. The Hornets went 5-4 last season but missed the playoffs and Simoneaux, who spent the last five years as the offensive coordinator at Central,... more »
  • False River improvements enter final step Play Video

    May 15, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The final phase of work to improve the water quality of False River is underway. Crews are building a 16-acre island on the south end of the oxbow lake. Last fall, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders lowered the water level by nearly three feet. Then contractors built... more »
  • Drawdown of False River extended another 45 days

    March 11, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has extended the drawdown of False River by an additional 45 days to help the ongoing restoration efforts in the oxbow lake's south end. The extension of the drawdown was requested by state Rep. Major Thibaut, who told jurors keeping the... more »
  • 1st phase of False River restoration nearly complete

    February 20, 2015 2:18 PM

    NEW ROADS - State and local officials say construction efforts intended to improve the water quality of False River continue to move forward according to the long-term plan recommended by the False River Watershed Commission. State Rep. Major Thibaut said contractors are currently in the process of removing sediment... more »
  • False River officials address drawdown concerns Play Video

    January 28, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... more »
  • Some say False River drawdown caused property damage Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ROADS - Some residents are concerned that the drawdown of False River could be damaging their property along the popular oxbow lake. The drawdown of False River began in September as the first step toward rehabilitating the once thriving fishing spot. People can tell the effect the drawdown... more »
  • Levee work begins on False River Play Video

    November 24, 2014 5:03 PM

    NEW ROADS - Work has begun to build a ring levee on the south flat of False River to improve the water quality in the popular oxbow lake. Contractors started work on the ring levee Monday and hope to have it finished by the end of January. Another contractor... more »
  • Netting season gets early start at False River Play Video

    October 7, 2014 6:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Anglers are reeling in cash on False River after the commercial netting season opened a month early. Fishermen say the 30-day head start is crucial to their yearly income. The season usually lasts from November to February, giving commercial anglers a very small window of opportunity.... more »
  • 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 »
  • 19-year-old drowning victim's body found in False River Play Video

    July 14, 2014 5:44 PM

    OSCAR - Sheriff's deputies said dive teams have found the body of Marlon Sharper, 19, who fell into the False River in Pointe Coupee Parish Monday afternoon. Capt. Steve Juge with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said a the man fell into the river at the Old Bonaventure's... more »
  • Boaters celebrate Fourth of July on False River Play Video

    July 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Many boaters took advantage of the beautiful Fourth of July weather by cruising False River. B.J. Burnett brought his sons and their friends out for a tubing trip. Burnett says it's nice to make memories on the water. "Just out here on the river having... more »
  • False River reopened, Blind River gate closed

    June 5, 2014 12:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Parish officials reopened False River to recreational boating Thursday morning, though some other restrictions on area waterways remained in effect. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said the river had fallen below an acceptable level, and encouraged people to stay safe. Ascension Parish officials said... more »
  • False River could be reopened soon

    June 4, 2014 12:34 PM

    NEW ROADS - Authorities said Wednesday they hope to reopen the swollen False River in Pointe Coupee Parish before this weekend, depending on how much water levels decrease. The river is currently closed and at 17.5 feet, and still a threat to homes and properties on the river according... more »
  • False River closed to boaters

    May 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    POINTE COUPEE - False River has been closed to boaters due to high water. The Pointe Coupee police jury made the decision because the water level has reached 18 feet, requiring the closure. The river is still several feet from flood stage. The U.S. Army Corps of... more »
  • Deacon blesses boats on False River

    May 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Kiwanis Club held its annual blessing of the boats on False River Sunday. One after the other boaters passed down False River for a blessing from a deacon with the summer boating season underway. Deacon Bob McDonner says he's seen quite a few... more »
  • Body of missing woman found in river Play Video

    March 30, 2014 7:08 PM

    NEW ROADS - Point Coupee Parish deputies have positively identified a body found in False River as a missing nursing home resident with dementia. Investigators found the body of Isla Lazare in the river. Deputies suspect drowning as the cause of death. On March 27, Lazare went missing... more »
  • State working to restore False River fishing Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

    NEW ROADS - A council created by the state legislature is working to restore fishing in False River. Today the False River Watershed Council (FRWC) held an open house in New Roads to discuss progress to create fish habitats and plans to reduce silt in the oxbow lake. ... more »
  • Water quality fight begins on False River

    October 22, 2013 11:40 PM

    NEW ROADS - Crews will begin a fight Wednesday to upgrade the water quality of the habitat of False River. Spawning beds are being installed as part of a larger effort to improve the popular body of water. Nine go up this week. Parish leaders say they hope... more »
  • Restoration work coming to False River Play Video

    September 13, 2013 5:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - After six hours of fishing on the False River, Mike Kilcrease came back empty-handed. Skill had nothing to do with it, though: it's the lack of fish in the river. For 30 years fishermen have watched their catch crumble, and now yearn for the days... more »
  • False River stages state's largest water balloon fight Play Video

    July 4, 2013 6:10 PM

    JARREAU - Hundreds of people came out to False River to celebrate the 4th of July and take part in what could be the state's largest water balloon fight. "To be honest with you, that huge water balloon fight going on out there, if that's not the coolest thing... more »

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