Watershed Commission gives update on Salvania Treatment on Caney Lake

Jackson Parish Watershed Commission Vice President, Gary Joyner, has been receiving weekly updates from with Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Biologist Manger, Jeff Sibley, in regard to the Salvania treatment program that is on going at Caney Lake.

On Monday, September 12th, Sibley fowarded the following information:


See below for post Mr. Joyner shared:

We (LDWF) treated the areas of concern with the salvinia infestation last week. No crews will be working the lake this week, partially due to requirements at other lakes and also to give the treated areas time to decompose. It is anticipated that spraying crews will return to Caney Lake beginning Tuesday, Septbember 19th where they will conduct treatment applications and do clean up as needed over the next couple of weeks. 

Gary Joyner also provides the following information and requests:

First of all and most important CANEY LAKE IS THEIR # 1 PRIORITY RIGHT NOW FOR VEGETATION CONTROL.  Chemical treatment has taken place on Hancock and Clear Creek. The LDWF has surveyed the entire lake and are aware of all the concentrations and pockets of salvania.  It should be noted that the chemical they are spraying has a slow kill rate on salvania, so the results of seeing dead vegetation will be longer to the eye than other types of vegetation.

People have asked what can be done to help. We kindly ask of boaters and fisherman to give the treatment sprayers plenty of room, make sure no wake is lfited where they are working and avoid that area if possible. As you know, the slightest waves and wind moves it all around. For any questions or concerns you are invited to call Jeff Sibley at (318) 371-5294.

Joyner also provides useful information for lake home owners. 

The lake is at a pool stage of 200’0″. It is recommended that home owners or those with docks make a mark that can be easily seen for reference. You can also add another mark if desired at 204’3″ that would reference the record high water mark that took place in 2016.

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