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Lake’s ‘explosion’ a concern

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will open the water control structure on Lake Bistineau on August 8 to begin a six-and-a-half-foot drawdown in an attempt to control giant salvinia and other invasive aquatic vegetation.

"Three weeks ago we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 to 800 acres (of salvinia)," LDWF Managing Biologist Evan Thames said at the July 26 Bistineau Task Force meeting. "As of (July 25) it was 2,600. That's how fast it blew up.

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