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Lake Bistineau drawdown delayed


Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have decided to wait roughly three more weeks to draw down Lake Bistineau, setting a date for Aug. 15.

Rep. Gene Reynolds, District 10, says he’s addressed concerns with LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon during a conference call Friday and says it is a good compromise. He’s received several phone calls in the last several days with callers for and against drawing down the lake at its scheduled time, which would have been Monday.

“It wouldn’t be detrimental, and Wildlife and Fisheries is going to double their efforts on the north end,” Reynolds said.