Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|LDWF: Six Month Requirement for New Louisiana Residents Needing Recreational Hunting and Fishing Licenses Effective Aug. 1
|Louisiana Sportsman: Join a Kayak Fishing club
|Times-Picayune: Two-day QDMA seminar will get Louisiana hunters ready for deer season
LDNR to host meetings:
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
| Save the Date
|Louisiana Outdoor Expo, July 25 - 27 at the Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette
|French Fridays at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site on July 11th, 18th and 25th
|Attakapa Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 26, 10 am
|Paddle at Two O'clock Bayou, July 26, 3 pm, Pack & Paddle
|Stand Up Paddleboarding at Lake Martin, July 30
|Online Kayak Fishing Tournament: March 1 to October 15
|Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana, through Aug 31 at the West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen
|Evangeline, the Movie July 1st-31st, 2014 daily showing Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site at 1:30 pm
|Kayak Sale at Pack & Paddle
|Quality Deer Management Association Seminar (registration required)- Aug. 7 & 9 from 6-9 pm, Gonzales
|5th Annual Promenade d'art de Franklin, Aug 23
|Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival - August 28 - Sept 1
Send in your Basin Pics!
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 7/24/2014
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 -1.8
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.0' by 7/29
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 -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 35.8' by 7/29
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.6' by 7/29
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.6' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.7' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.2' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.5' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.5' by 7/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.2' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 7/29
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