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False River restoration project back on track

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NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) -

The False River restoration project is back on track after workers had to stop due to a few days of rainy weather.

Local experts say the project is in a new phase. Workers are now building a levee at the south and north ends of the river. The levee will be turned into an island after silt from bottom of the river is pulled out. Plans are to remove the silt and to restore vegetation.

“We look to create a better habitat for not only the fisheries, but by cleaning up the water it is going to allow us to have a better water quality, which is going to be better for the people who live around and who used the lake,” said State Representative 18 Major Thibaut of District.

Previously, the Pointe Coupee Policy Jury extended the river draw down for 45 days. Thibaut said there is no time table as to when the project will be finish.

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