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Patch should fix problems at two Louisiana lakes

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NEW ORLEANS, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries official says crews have patched a low dam designed to hold water in and keep fishing good at a popular lake complex in central Louisiana.

Inland fisheries director Mike Wood says water will rise again in lakes Larto and Sabine once the area gets some rain.

Wood says it took about 1,900 tons of rock just to strengthen the dirt road to the Cross Bayou Weir enough to hold the heavy equipment needed to fix the break, which he says was about 75 feet long and up to six feet deep. He says contractors estimated that 1,500 to 2,000 tons of rock would be needed to plug the gap.

He says work on a more permanent solution is planned for the summer.

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