The north Caddo Parish town of Blanchard will draw water from Caddo Lake, as part of a $17 million water treatment facility under construction. The town used low-interest loans through federal and state agencies to make it a reality. The plant will be able to produce 5 million gallons a day when it's completed in a year.
Fisheries biologist manager Evan Thames says the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia is not growing out of control. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is adhering to a four-day per week chemical spray schedule to keep the plant at bay.
Saturday's first Earth Day Regatta will celebrate the opening of six paddling trails on the Texas side of Caddo Lake. Half of the trails begin in Uncertain, Texas. Registration begins at Caddo Lake State Park, and lunch will be served at Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge.