The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Saturday, June 1 at midnight due to the opening of the Morganza Spillway, which is scheduled to be opened Sunday, June 2.
Sherburne WMA will remain closed from then until further notice. The WMA will be reopened once flood water has receded, necessary repairs have been made and the area is deemed safe for public use, according to the Department.
Sherburne WMA is located in Pointe Coupee, St. Martin and Iberville parishes and in the Morganza Floodway system of the Atchafalaya Basin between the Atchafalaya River and the East Protection Guide Levee.
For more information, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2763 .