The gates are open. The water is rushing out. The drawdown at Grand Bayou Reservoir has begun.
The drawdown is designed to reduce nuisance vegetation, improve habitat, and provide enough time for physical repairs.
During the drawdown, boaters may still access the lake but are advised to use caution, as numerous obstructions that are normally not seen are present.
The Grand Bayou Reservoir control gates are scheduled to close on January 29, 2021, to allow the lake to refill for early-spring recreational activities.