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State delays drawdown of False River

6 years 6 months 1 week ago Thursday, September 08 2016 Sep 8, 2016 September 08, 2016 8:50 AM September 08, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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 Tuesday, but is now scheduled a week later, barring significant rainfall.

The lake will be lowered 1.5 inches per day to a maximum of 6 feet below pool stage. The slow drop is recommended to allow proper drainage of the shoreline.

The drawdown is a management tool to improve water quality, decrease sedimentation and improve sportfish habitat.

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