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UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR THE PROPOSED ANNUAL BASIN PLAN FOR FY 2014
November 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Mary Parish
Morgan City Auditorium
728 Myrtle St.
Morgan City LA 70380
November 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Martin Parish
301 Port Street
St. Martinville, LA 70582
November 15, 2012 at 6:00p.m.
5850 Meriam St
Plaquemine, LA 70765
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 11/1/2012
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 RISE to 18.0' by 11/5
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 RISE to 14.7' by 11/5
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.1' by 11/5
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 1.7' by 11/5
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 RISE to 5.9' by 11/5
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.0' by 11/5
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.9' by 11/5
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 11/5
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 11/5
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.3' by 11/5
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.6' by 11/5
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
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson