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Lake D'Arbonne tainter gate spillway project to kick off tomorrow.

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FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Lake D'Arbonne tainter gate spillway project kicks off this week.

The kickoff will be held tomorrow at 10am on the Farmerville side of the lake spillway with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce.

State Senator Mike Walsworth, State Representative Hollis Downs and other notables are expected to be at the ceremony.

To get to the site, take Highway 2 East of Farmerville, turn onto North Spillway Road and drive to the end of the road, just South of the Farmerville Airport.

The 6.4 million dollar project to install the tainter gate is expected to take a year and a half and will result in better control of the lake's water levels. A tainter gate is a type of radial arm floodgate used in dams and canal locks to control water flow.

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