May 6, 2013 8:45 AM by AP
A new report says the state needs to use innovative river engineering techniques to better manage False River's drainage canals. The report also calls on the Pointe Coupee Police Jury to address watershed issues that contributed to the oxbow lake's 20-year decline.
The Advocate reports the 65-page report was prepared by the False River Watershed Council.
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources suggested the study as part of its comprehensive plan for the oxbow lake's revitalization.
Mike Wood, chairman of the 15-member watershed council, calls the council's report a "living document" that will serve as a guide to resolving the lake's problems.
The reports say managing the drainage canals will also assist in flood control.
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