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She’s starting to show…

No, I’m not talking about an expectant mom. I’m talking about Lady D’Arbonne and she’s starting to show. Stumps. Flats. Man-made fishing structure…the whole deal that’s usually underwater is showing at Lake D’Arbonne. The lake is really dropping and Steve Cagle of the D’Arbonne Lake Commission has asked us to remind boaters to use extra care.

The tall poles on the far left and far right are secondary boat lane markers in shallower water. Note the stumps that are now showing and presenting a boating hazard!

“The boat lanes in Lake D’Arbonne are not necessarily the deep channels themselves,” he said yesterday. “The  marked boat lanes are clear for boats normally, but with the water nearing four feet below normal, they are getting shallow and there some serious stumps in places. Even the big lake boat lanes are getting shallow in places.  If you are boating, be careful.”

Cagle said the Commission is keeping a close eye on the lake and asks that if there are seriously problems with a main boat run or a public boat ramp, let him know.  Obviously they can’t fix everything, but they’ll do what they can while the lake is down.  Cagle said to report serious issues, give him a call at 318-372-5500.

In the meantime, be careful. If the photo attached to today’s article doesn’t get your attention, I don’t think anything will.

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