State delays drawdown of False River
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.