DOTD is monitoring lake levels at D’Arbonne Lake Reservoir in Union Parish
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 3:56:00 PM

DOTD is monitoring lake levels at D’Arbonne Lake Reservoir in Union Parish


MONROE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is prepared for heavy rainfall in the northern part of the state, and is closely monitoring lake levels at D’Arbonne Lake Reservoir in Union Parish.

Water levels and forecasts are continuously monitored during significant rain events. Decisions regarding adjustments to the tainter gate openings are made in accordance with the approved Tainter Gate Opening and Closing Plan (the “Plan”).

The Plan is intended to maximize the utilization capabilities of the D’Arbonne Lake Tainter Gate System while managing public protection and risk from flooding events for optimal flood hazard mitigation.

As of 5:45 PM on October 18, 2020, lake elevation is 75 feet; both gates are currently closed.

As a reminder, DOTD does not manage boat traffic on the lake.

National Weather Service gage and lake level forecast can be accessed at this link: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=shv&gage=ldbl1&prob_type=stage