Pearl River WMA reopened after river recedes

But three side roads still remain closed, LDWF says

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, but three side roads remain closed.

According to a press release, the WMA was closed March 13 when the flood gauge at the Pearl River reached 16.5 feet, initiating an automatic benchmark closure set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Though the gauge has dipped below 16.5 feet, the three roads — Poboy Road, Oil Well Road and Indian Bayou Road — remain closed due to high water. LDWF will continue to monitor the water levels and open the roads when they have been inspected and deemed safe for travel, the release states.

The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately 6 miles east of Slidell and approximately 1 mile east of Pearl River.

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