The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has decided to join state officials in taking a more active role in the False River Ecosystem Restoration Project.

The jury voted to allocate between $100,000 and $300,000 to help the Legislature and state agencies put together their own plan to restore the lake's health since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan is apparently on hold pending further funding.

For several years, the Army Corps of Engineers has been spending millions of dollars studying whether or not the lake's surface should be drawn down.

A decision to actually draw the lake down was delayed earlier this year and now corps officials are waiting on further funding to study it for another five years.