CALENDAR OF EVENTS as of May 15, 2017
5/15/2017

Boat Ramps in Caddo and Bossier Parishes reopened
5/15/2017

High water temporarily closes boat launches in Caddo and Bossier Parishes
5/2/2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS as of May 2, 2017
5/2/2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRAND ECORE RV PARK OPERATOR
10/19/2016

Bass fingerlings released into Red River
10/13/2016

Temporary ramp closure on Red River in Caddo Parish
9/1/2016

Alexandria Levee Park boat ramp now open to public
9/1/2016

STATUS OF RED RIVER BOAT RAMPS: as of August 19, 2016
8/19/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of July 1, 2016
7/1/2016

Red River Waterway Commission reopens two boat ramps in Shreveport and Bossier
7/1/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of June 28, 2016
6/28/2016

Red River Waterway Commission reopens majority of area boat ramps
6/24/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of June 24, 2016
6/24/2016

High water temporarily closes boat launches on Red River
6/3/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of June 3, 2016
6/3/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of June 1, 2016
6/1/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of May 26, 2016
5/26/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of May 24, 2016
5/24/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of May 5, 2016
5/5/2016

Tug Boats on the Mighty Red River
5/3/2016

High water temporarily closes boat launches on Red River
4/22/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of April 21, 2016
4/21/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of April 15, 2016
4/15/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of April 4, 2016
4/4/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of March 30, 2016
3/30/2016

Could Captain Shreve foresee Red River as economic engine for region?
3/18/2016

RED RIVER: Status of Boat Ramps as of March 11, 2016
3/11/2016

High water temporarily closes boat launches on Red River
3/10/2016

MARKETING DIRECTOR APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
2/25/2016

MORE BOAT RAMPS & RECREATION AREA NOW OPEN
2/15/2016

High water temporarily closes boat launches on Red River
12/4/2015

High water temporarily closed some boat launches on Red River
12/1/2015

High water temporarily closes several boat launches in Caddo and Bossier Parish
11/19/2015

Red River Waterway Commission reopens Boyce Recreation Area
11/9/2015

Boyce Recreation Area temporarily closed for maintenance
10/27/2015

Red River Waterway Commission re-opens upstream boat ramp at Stoner Avenue Recreation Area
10/26/2015

Fort Buhlow access road to close temporarily for maintenance
10/11/2015

RED RIVER: STATUS OF BOAT RAMPS - AS OF OCTOBER 5, 2015
10/5/2015

Red River Waterway: Economic Impact Update summary
8/17/2015

RED RIVER: HIGH WATER EVENT 2015
6/5/2015

Red River Waterway Commission closes boat ramps due to high water
5/13/2015

5th Annual Red River Cleanup - Saturday, November 8, 2014
10/8/2014

Port of Alexandria searching for Executive Director
9/8/2014

STAFF ENGINEER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
8/12/2014

Vegetation Control Booms installed in Saline Bayou
7/8/2014

Shreveport and Bossier City public boat launches re-opened to public
5/27/2014

The Economic Impact of the Red River Waterway: An Update
5/14/2014

Red River Waterway Commission re-opens boat ramps in Caddo and Bossier parishes
1/2/2014

28,000 bass fingerlings released into Red River
11/25/2013

Red River Waterway Commission exploring alternative approach for giant salvinia
9/27/2013

Red River Waterway Commission approves development of additional disc golf course
8/22/2013

FLW Bass Fishing Championship on Red River August 15th - 18th
8/12/2013

House Concurrent Resolution 109
6/13/2013

Boat ramps in Caddo and Bossier reopened again
6/12/2013

Red River Waterway Commission awards Sci-Port $51,225 for Title I 4th graders in seven parishes to visit Center
5/17/2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Hearings on Reduced Lock Service
4/2/2013

Benteler Steel/Tube Receives National Recognition
3/15/2013

Texas Kayaker recalls trip down Red River
3/5/2013

First Disc Golf Tournament in Cenla at Lake Buhlow November 10th
10/31/2012

U.S. Rep. Alexander speaks to Rotary Club on value of Red River
8/8/2012

Golf Disc Course opens at Fort Buhlow Recreation Area
6/14/2012

Louisiana ports support more than 396,000 jobs in state, study shows
5/22/2012

Red River makes Bassmaster's top 100
4/25/2012

Red River Waterway Commission re-opens all public boat launches
4/19/2012

Port of Shreveport-Bossier transformer offload
2/27/2012

Louisiana Climbs in Business Climate Ranking
11/4/2011

Northwest LA economy growing: New Jersey - based manufacturer to build facility at Port of Shreveport-Bossier
8/1/2011

Explore the Red River with a free iPhone app.
5/25/2011

Bassmaster Classic 2012
4/27/2011

 

 

 

 

Vegetation Control Booms installed in Saline Bayou

7/8/2014


For Immediate Release

July 8, 2014

Contact: Red River Waterway Commission

(318) 352-7446

Vegetation Control Booms installed in Saline Bayou near the Black Lake Dam

Natchitoches, LA - The Red River Waterway Commission wishes to inform all boaters who use Saline Bayou, downstream of the Black Lake Dam spillway and the Saline Lake Dam spillway in Natchitoches and Winn Parishes, that, as of July 8, 2014 floating vegetation control booms have been installed across the Bayou. The location of these booms is immediately downstream of the old Allen Dam boat ramp at the end of Louisiana Highway 1227.

The purpose of these floating booms, which are highly visible and yellow in color, is to help control the spread of the nuisance aquatic vegetation, giant salvinia, from spreading further downstream into the backwaters of the Red River near St. Maurice. Crews will be treating the vegetation collected at the booms and then releasing it downstream after treatment.

Although not recommended, boaters may attempt to cross the booms at their own risk. The public is requested to report any vandalism of the booms. Their presence is temporary and will be used only during the drawdown period of Black and Saline Lakes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Red River Waterway Commission office in Natchitoches at 318-352-7446.

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