Sherburne WMA set to close due to Morganza Spillway opening

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close Sherburne Wildlife Management Area on Sunday, June 9, if the tentatively scheduled opening of the Morganza Spillway occurs as planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 9.

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.

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.