Hearing set for drawdown of Banks Lake - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Hearing set for drawdown of Banks Lake

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:19:59 GMT
    James Smith, studentJames Smith, student
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
  • Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:47 GMT
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
  • Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:11:03 GMT
    Scott Vandermolen, Florida residentScott Vandermolen, Florida resident
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>

The public is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the proposed plan to temporarily draw down the water level of Banks Lake to control the surface weed mat and improve sport fishing opportunities.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 6-7 p.m., at the Lakeland City Hall located at 122 S. Valdosta Road.

This meeting will provide information and answer questions on the proposed drawdown process.

Topics of discussion will include but not be limited to: fish sample surveys and evaluation of weed mat density; the proposed timeline for closure and re-opening of the refuge to recreational activities; fishing and general entry restrictions during the drawdown, etc.

For additional information or to comment on this or other refuge programs please contact: Art Webster, Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 2700 Suwannee Canal, Folkston, Ga. 31537, call (912) 496-7366 X 233, or e-mail arthur_webster@fws.gov.