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Aug 19, 2014 12:44 PM by KATC

Wildlife and Fisheries schedules drawdown for Chicot Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a drawdown for Chicot Lake, lowering the water level three feet from pool stage.

The drawdown of Chicot Lake, located just north of Ville Platte, is slated to begin on Tuesday, September 2 to control nuisance aquatic vegetation. Water fluctuations are proven to yield significant beneficial effects for fisheries and aquatic vegetation control, particularly on Chicot Lake.

The drawdown is part of an integrated lake management plan, which utilizes several different methods to control overabundant nuisance vegetation.

Although the lake will not be closed to fishing, caution is advised of boaters during the low water period, as boat lanes will not provide normal clearance for underwater obstructions.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For additional information regarding the drawdown, contact Jody David, LDWF Biologist Manager, at jdavid@wlf.la.gov or (337) 948-0255.

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