USA: Lake Henderson Dredging Moves Forward
The dredging project on the Lake Henderson’s channels in the Atchafalaya Basin is progressing very well, according to techetoday.com.
St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier said these channels will allow boats to continue to access the Basin from the western guide levee boat launches during low water periods in the area, such as the periodic lowering of Lake Henderson in conjunction with the state’s ongoing hydrilla control program.
Another benefit of the project is to deepen water habitat for fish during times when Lake Henderson water levels are low.
The crew with Magnolia Dredge and Dock began dredging work near Cypress Cove Landing on Nov. 16. This venture will resume on to McGee’s, Whiskey River and Atchafalaya Basin landings, reports techetoday.com.
Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette said, “This will allow our boat landings to continue to operate and provide boaters with lake access during periodic lake drawdowns required for the continued fight to eradicate the hydrilla plant which has been plaguing Lake Henderson for years. Controlling the hydrilla through drawdowns is the most effective way to deal with this problem.”
Dredging Today Staff, November 29, 2012; Image: techetoday