Re: Idle only areas @ Belle River/Lake Verret?
June 01, 2017 at 5:34pm
In Ascension, Livingston, and St. James parishes, the boat launches are closed and so are the waterways in the event of high water. The only people that are 'allowed' on them are residents and camp owners. If the Assumption and St. Mary authorities shut down all traffic on the water, then boaters would not get tickets. That in itself creates another gripe, people who complain that they can't enjoy the waterways. I've personally seen the amount of debris that makes it's way into the rivers during high water. I DO NOT consider risking my safety or destroying my boat something that I do for pleasure. We have seen more and more heavy rains and flooding recently, but looking at the 'big picture', does closing the waterways for a week cause that much inconvenience?