NEW SYSTEM – Making use of the new plasma display screens that are part of recent upgrades to the Carroll J. Fuselier meeting room, Todd Vincent, engineer for Sellers and Associates, updates the St. Martin Parish Council about the firm’s study of a planned deepening project at Catahoula Lake. Silting has made the lake a choke point, limiting storm water drainage. (Karl Jeter)
If all goes as planned, dredging of the badly-silted Catahoula Lake could begin as soon as September 2019.
The silting, caused by sluggish water flow, has reduced portions of Catahoula Lake to little more than a narrow channel between sand bars. That is causing a choke point that is limiting the ability of the lake to accommodate high volumes of storm water.