In the past 120 days, the water level on Cross Lake in Shreveport Louisiana has increased by 4 feet. The gauge used is the water level elevation above sea level. The current water level is at 171.34 ft. The official spillway crest elevation is 171.2 ft. The water level was as low as low as the higher end of 166 ft back in October . Hopefully the city will let the water level come up by another few feet before letting any water out to the spillway.
The outlook for rain for 2012 is not looking that great, but for now we have plenty of water in the lake.
Cross Lake is hosting BFL American Fishing tournament on May 19 to 21st. The top anglers competing for $130,000 and spot in Forrest Wood Cup. They can keep anything that is 12 to 13 inches or over 17 inches.This video was taken this morning at 7am when all the boats were heading out on the lake, from American Legion Hall located at 5315 South Lakeshore Drive in Shreveport. Each day of the tournament they will be heading out at 7 a.m.
This article from the Shreveport Times is says the city is NOT going to build a fence at the west end of Cross Lake to help with the salvinia problem. Instead the city is going to dump a pesticide in the lake to help control the problem. The pesticide they’re going to use costs ONLY $1800/gallon. Are you kidding me? What a great way to wreck the drinking supply of the city by dumping gallon after $1800 gallon in the drinking water.
The company the City of Shreveport is turning to for help, SePRO (from Indiana) is going to use a chemical called Galleon. I can’t believe they would want to dump this stuff in our drinking water. What do you think?