LDWF Schedules Drawdown for Iatt Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with the Grant Parish Police Jury will conduct a drawdown on Iatt Lake to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.  The drawdown is scheduled to begin on May 14, and the control structure will remain closed no later than October 15, 2015.

The water level will initially be lowered 6 feet from pool stage to evaluate the lake bottom.  If necessary, the lake will be drained an additional 2 feet in order to successfully dry out nuisance vegetation.

The upcoming drawdown is part of the Department’s comprehensive management control plan for Iatt Lake.  Additional control recommendations include herbicide treatments and the stocking of 49,000 triploid (sterile) grass carp.

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, on Instagram @wlfla or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

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