Jun 22, 2011 7:26 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will lower the level of Lake Bruin from Sept. 6 until Dec. 15 to replace a disabled water control structure.
The department says lowering the water level 4 ½ feet below pool stage will also allow fisheries improvement in the lake and vegetation control in the Brushy Lake area.
It says homeowners can also use the time for shoreline and property maintenance - and are advised to prepare, since boat access to the lake will be limited.
Lake Bruin is an oxbow lake near St. Joseph in Tensas Parish. A 53-acre state park includes three large fishing piers, a year-round boat launch, and a boat shed for docking.