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Lakes Hamilton & Catherine Fisheries Management

Entergy has a long history of cooperation with the Arkansas Game & Fish commission in improving the fisheries resources. Examples include:
  • Establishment of a Ouachita River Environmental Enhancement Fund
  • Donation of land for Andrew Hulsey Fish Hatchery
  • Cooperative funding in the construction of multiple boat ramps and handicapped-accessible fishing platforms on both Lakes Hamilton and Catherine
  • Coordination of water release below Carpenter Dam to facilitate the Commission's fish population monitoring activities
  • Controlling water level fluctuations in both Lakes Catherine & Hamilton to facilitate fish reproduction during the spring spawning period
  • Cooperative management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in the lakes
  • Accommodating increased input from the AGFC in scheduling lake drawdowns to benefit aquatic resources
  • Assisted in the installation of sunken brush piles to serve as fish shelters
  • Funding of various research projects, including a Creel Survey and various fisheries reports and studies
  • Promoting the installation of Rip-Rap type shoreline protection instead of solid sea wall.
  • Limiting lake bottom dredging to protect fish spawning habitat
  • Sponsoring lake cleanups
  • Publishing "Life on the Lakes' newsletter, which is sometimes used to increase awareness of fisheries issues
  • Committed to providing a minimum continuous flow from Remmel Dam to improve the fish habitat in the Ouachita River
  • Cooperated with the AGFC and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in working with the Army Corp of Engineers on a study to determine the feasibility of construction weirs in the Ouachita River below Remmel Dam to improve fish habitat in the river