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DOTD announces drawdown on Vernon Lake

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the drawdown of Vernon Lake in Vernon Parish to evaluate the condition of the dam following heavy rains associated with Hurricane Harvey.

In order to adequately assess the complete extent of the damage to the dam, the lake will need to be significantly lowered below pool stage. The extent and duration of the drawdown are not known at this time. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anacoco Lake, located downstream of Vernon Lake, is near pool stage. The intent is to maintain Anacoco Lake near pool stage while Vernon Lake is under the drawdown.

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.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

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