Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Post South: Duck hunting dates proposed by LDWF
|Times-Picayune: eCards put Louisiana's marshes on GPS screens
|Plaquemine Post South: LWFC seeks to establish aerial feral hog control
|LDWF: Saltwater Fishing License Increase
|Houma Today: New campaign intended to drum up support for bayou work
| Save the Date
|Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flatwater Kayaking, July 17 at 5 pm, Lake Martin
|French Fridays at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site on July 11th, 18th and 25th
|2014 Wood Stork & Wading Bird Event at South Farm - Sherburne WMA on July 19th
|Bushman Crafts, July 19, 9-10 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Friends of the Atchafalaya Monthly Meeting - with special guest Bryan Piazza, Director, Freshwater and Marine Science, The Nature Conservancy, Louisiana, and author of the recent book, The Atchafalaya River Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland July 22 at 6:30 pm, Audubon Office, 6160 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge
|Attakapa Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 26, 10 am
|Paddle at Two O'clock Bayou, July 26, 3 pm, Pack & Paddle
|Online Kayak Fishing Tournament: March 1 to October 15
|Evangeline, the Movie July 1st-31st, 2014 daily showing Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site at 1:30 pm
|Kayak Sale at Pack & Paddle
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Technical Advisory Group Meeting, Wednesday, July 30 at 9:30 am, LDNR Griffon Rm. 617 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Thursday, July 31 at 9:30 am, LDNR Griffon Rm. 617 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge
|5th Annual Promenade d'art de Franklin, Aug 23
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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 7/17/2014
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 -0.2
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.3' by 7/22
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 RISE to 37.9' by 7/22
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.4' by 7/22
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.5' by 7/22
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.6' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.2' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.3' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5' through 7/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.3' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.8' by 7/21
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