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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 levels.
Data is for 4/17/2014
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS CRESTING AT MEMPHIS AND NEAR CREST AT TUNICA
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 34.2' by 4/21
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 47.0' by 4/21
EXPECTED CREST DATE: 47.0 ON 4/19 PM
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 31.0' by 4/21
EXPECTED CREST DATE: 31.0 ON 4/20 PM
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.8' by 4/21
The stage which, when reached by a rising stream, represents the level where the NWS or a partner/user needs to take some type of mitigation action in preparation for possible signif¬icant hydrologic activity. The appropriate action is usually defined in a weather forecast office (WFO) hydrologic services manual. Action stage can be the same as forecast issuance stage (see / forecast issuance stage/).
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Action Flood Stage: 46'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 28.3' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Action Flood Stage: 38'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.9' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Action Flood Stage: 28'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.6' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Action Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.7' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Action Flood Stage: 10'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.4' by 4/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Action Flood Stage: 14'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.3' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Action Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.1' by 4/21
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