Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Times-Picayune: Crawfish season nears end as temperatures rise and mudbugs mate and burrow
|LDWF: Retired LDWF Alligator Research Pioneer Honored
|Louisiana Sportsman: Refuge-relax - Head to Bayou Teche NWR for a quiet day of fishing
|Magnolia Reporter: To tell the truth, lye is the most effective solution against crawfish in lawns
|4th of July Events:
|14th Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration, July 4, 9 am - 9 pm, Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park.
|4th of July Parade, New Iberia, 6 pm - 8 pm, Historic Downtown New Iberia/Bouligny Plaza
|Lake End Park Fair, Morgan City, Friday 5 - 9 pm and Sat & Sun, 3 - 9 pm
|Krotz Springs 4th of July Celebration, Nall Park, 5:30 pm
| Save the Date
Friends of the Atchafalaya monthly board meeting: 6:30 PM, June 24, at the Audubon office in Baton Rouge
|LDWF Summer Day Camp for kids 12-16 years old. July 21 - 25 at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd. in Baton Rouge (registration required)
A Louisianian's Grand Tour in the Belle Époque exhibit at Delphine Plantation from May 10 - July 20
Bushman Craft at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site on June 28th
|Indian Bayou Day Hike on June 28th
|Evangeline, the Movie July 1st-31st, 2014 daily showing Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site at 1:30 pm
|Howl at the Moon Evening Paddle at Lake Martin, Pack & Paddle, Friday July 11th
|Students, age 10 and up, can keep their Francophone skills sharp during this immersive program by participating in a number of activities, all the while speaking only in French. Activities will include animal care, woodworking, gardening, and many other tasks of daily life on an early Acadian or Creole homestead.
French Fridays at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site on July 11th, 18th and 25th
|Pine Needle Basketry at Marksville State Historic Site on July 11th
|Bayou Grand Gueule Afternoon Paddle, Pack & Paddle, Saturday July 12th
|Les Mains Guidées : Edible Wild Plants on July 12th at Vermilionville
|2014 Wood Stork & Wading Bird Event at South Farm - Sherburne WMA on July 19th
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Let us know if you have an upcoming event to promote the Basin!
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 6/24/2014
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'
24 hour change +1.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 30.4' by 6/29
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'
24 hour change -0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 37.8' by 6/29
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 22.5' by 6/29
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.4' by 6/29
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FAll to 13.3' by 6/29
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.4' by 6/29
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.5' by 6/29
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.6' by 6/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.5' by 6/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.4' by 6/29
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