Lake Commission meets, discusses agenda items

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  • Gazette photo by BYRON AVERY Engineer Neal DeForest (right) gives members of the Lake Commission updates on several projects at Tuesday’s meeting.
    Gazette photo by BYRON AVERY Engineer Neal DeForest (right) gives members of the Lake Commission updates on several projects at Tuesday’s meeting.
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Only three members of the Bayou D’arbonne Lake Watershed District were able to make Tuesday’s monthly meeting. Since there was not a quorum, no action could be taken on agenda items.

However, the group did discuss several agenda items.

The two main topics were communications relating to rain events and a litter program.

With the amount of rain the region is getting, many area residents are worried about lake levels. 2020 is a draw-down year and the last draw-down year, 2016 saw serious area flooding.

The Commission is working to coordinate with area media outlets and other agencies to keep citizens informed. Commission President Jake Halley recommends the site www.water.weather.gov as a way to keep up with lake levels. Pool stage is 80 feet and right now the lake is at 80.95 feet. Flood stage is 85 feet.

Commission members also discussed a litter program that would involve area Cub Scouts. Litter around the public boat ramps bad, according to Commission members. “We need to clean about every two weeks at this point,” Halley said.

The cleanup effort will be discussed further at later meetings.

Commission meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Union Parish Courthouse annex.