Drawdown Scheduled for Hardwater Lake

WildlifeFisheriesThe Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with the Grant Parish Police Jury have scheduled a drawdown for Hardwater Lake to begin on Tuesday, September 2 to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.

The water level will be lowered 4 feet from pool stage.  Water fluctuations are proven to yield significant beneficial effects for fisheries and aquatic vegetation control.

Control gates will be closed no later than December 31, 2014, and with normal rainfall, the lake will return to pool stage well in advance of the spring fish spawning season.

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 Ricky Moses, LDWF Biologist Manager, at rmoses@wlf.la.gov or (318) 487-5885.