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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 levelsData is for 5/9/2013
ALL LOCATIONS NORTH OF THE OSCEOLA GAGE INDICATE THAT THE RIVER IS CRESTING AT THIS TIME
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 49.7' by 5/13
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: CRESTING
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 51.5' by 5/13
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 52.0 5/19 AM
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 34.7' by 5/13
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 35.5 5/19 PM
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.5' by 5/13
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 14.5 5/21 AM
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 30.7' by 5/13
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.8' by 5/13
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.5' by 5/13
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.7' by 5/13
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.6' by 5/13
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.9' by 5/13
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.5' by 5/13
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