Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
Henderson Lake drawdown has begun! Check out this older article for more info: Lake Henderson drawdown planned to combat hydrilla
|The Advertiser: Scouting the Basin: A lesson in ambition
|Friends of the Atchafalaya: FOA makes recommendations to Mississippi River Commission
|LDWF: L.D.W.F. Providing Public Dove Hunting Opportunities on Private Land Leases on Sept. 6 Opening Day
|LDWF: Louisiana Shrimpers Encouraged to Report Asian Tiger Prawn Catches
|Save the Date:
|Campfire Storytelling: Sept 5 and 19 at 8 pm, Lake Fausse Point State Park
|Backyard Immersion, Sept 4-5 in Lafayette
|False River Open Paddle Challenge, Sept 6, 3-mile paddle challenge at 9 a.m. ($25 registration fee) or a 10-mile paddle at 11 a.m. ($60 registration fee)
|Howl at the Moon Evening Paddle in Lake Martin: Sept 8, 5:30 pm at Pack and Paddle
|Bayou Theater: Sept 12 and 26, 8 pm at Lake Fausse Point State Park
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Technical Advisory Group meeting, Sept. 18 at 9:30 am in the LDNR Griffon Room, Baton Rouge
|Louisiana Hummingbird Festival, Sept 20 in Lafayette
|Swamp Bound Guided Tour, Sept 20 at 11 am, Lake Fausse Point State Park
|LDWF's Louisiana Trappers Workshop, Sept. 20th
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board meeting, Sept. 24 at 9:30 am in the LDNR Griffon Room, Baton Rouge
|Tour du Teche V - Oct. 3-5
|Swamp Life Expo, Oct. 4 in Grosse Tete
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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 9/4/2014
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Ohio 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 RISE TO 21.2' by 9/8
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 24.5' by 9/8
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.4' by 9/8
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.5' by 9/8
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.9' by 9/9
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.4' by 9/9
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.5' by 9/9
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.2' by 9/9
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 9/9
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 9/9
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