Lake Bistineau near Ringgold

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lake Bistineau is a popular recreational lake located near Ringgold, LA in Louisiana. The lake was created by the damming of Dorcheat Bayou in the 1800s to provide power to local sawmills. The hydrology of the lake is influenced by two main sources of water: surface flow from Dorcheat Bayou and surrounding creeks, and precipitation and snowmelt from the Red River Basin. The lake provides water for agricultural irrigation and serves as a habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including fish, birds, and alligators. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, and camping. However, the lake is currently facing environmental challenges such as invasive species and pollution, which threaten the health of the ecosystem.

June 13, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.11%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 133.19 ft
Maximum 144.61 ft
Average 142 ft
Dam_Height 27
Hydraulic_Height 27
Drainage_Area 1410
Year_Completed 1941
Nid_Storage 318000
Structural_Height 46
River_Or_Stream LOGGY BAYOU
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 17200
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate)
Dam_Length 7500
Nid_Height 46

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