Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Advocate: 'Accidental' rebuilding of Wax Lake Delta shows promise of diversion projects
|Coastal Angler: Fishing Report
|Country Roads: Carpenter Bees
|The Daily Iberian: Rainy, balmy weather right conditions for mosquitoes
| Save the Date
|Petite Tour du Teche, Aug 2
|Laws and Customs of Native American Culture, Aug 8 at Marksville State Historic Site
|Howl at the Moon Lake Martin Paddle Trip, Aug 10 at 6 pm
|National Day of the Acadians, Aug 15 in St. Martinville
|Stand Up Paddleboarding 101, Aug 20 at 4:45 pm in Vermilionville
|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
|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
|Tour du Teche IV - Oct. 3-5
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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 7/31/2014
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 -1.1
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.9' by 8/05
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 -1.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 29.4' by 8/05
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -1.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.1' by 8/05
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 8/05
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.3' by 8/05
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.5' by 8/05
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.4' by 8/05
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 8/05
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.4' by 8/05
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.3' by 8/05
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