Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:
EPA Awards $25,000 to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Inc. to Help Protect and Restore the Basin's Wetlands and Waterways
The Advocate: Duck season dates in East Zone changed
The Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative is available for landowners in portions of the Atchafalaya Basin. Approximately $9.5 million is available in CIAP funds in this voluntary program for this round of projects and applications are being accepted through September 28, 2012. Click here to learn more or to view a map of qualifying area.
FY 2012-2013 Annual Plan:
The FY 2012-2013 plan has been approved by the legislature and has been filed with the Secretary of State. To view the FY 2012-2013 Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan, please go to: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OCM/ABP/Jan2312FINAL2013plan.pdf
Atchafalaya Basin Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment System:
The Atchafalaya Basin Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment System (ABNRIAS) is now available online at http://abp.cr.usgs.gov/
Checking the water:
The information below is obtained from the USGS and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and has been compiled by DNR into this format to allow a quick look at information pertinent to the Atchafalaya Basin. Click here for current weather conditions and water levels.
Data is for 8/16/2012
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Mississippi River at Cairo
Location: Southernmost gauge on the Ohio River in Illinois Reading significance - used to forecast rises on the Mississippi. Lag time, 4 to 6 days.
Flood Stage: 40'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.2' by 8/20
Mississippi River, just south of ORCS, at Red River Landing
Reading: Mississippi River south of ORCS, after the diversion into the Atchafalaya
Flood Stage: 48'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 13.4' by 8/20
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 3.7' by 8/20
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.0' by 8/20
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.9' by 8/20
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE at 2.7' by 8/20
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.4' by 8/20
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.2' by 8/20
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 1.9' by 8/20
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 1.7' by 8/20
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 1.8' by 8/20
NOTE: Gauge reading affected by ocean tides.
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Beau Bayou Swamp
Stage: EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson