DOTD is monitoring lake levels at D’Arbonne Lake Reservoir in Union Parish
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12:35:00 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.

(UPDATE 6/13/2024) - The south gate is now closed; the north gate is currently open five feet.

As of 10:45 a.m. on 6/13/2024, the water level at Bayou D'Arbonne at Lake D'Arbonne is 80.56 feet as recorded by the National Weather Service.

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

National Weather Service gauge and lake level forecast can be accessed at this link:

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=shv&gage=ldbl1&prob_type=stage