Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Louisiana Sportsman: Louisiana's deer population strong heading into 2014-15 season, biologist says
|KATC: Wildlife will be out in full force as Henderson Lake lowers
|The Advocate: Bass awaken with cooler temps
|Louisiana Sportsman: Mid-season dove tactics
|Plaquemine Post South: Seen on Scene: Evangeline Water Ceremony
|Save the Date:
|Primitive Camping in the Atchafalaya Basin: Throughout October. Send in your camping photos to email@example.com and win a free souvenir hat!
|Atchafalaya Month Celebration, Oct 4-31 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|False River Fishing Tournaments: Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm at the Morrison Parkway Boat Dock.
|Les Mains Guidées: La Toussaint Wax Flowers, Oct. 14 6 pm-8 pm, Vermilionville
|Stone Energy's fourth annual gumbo cook-off, Oct 16 from 4-8 pm at Cajun Field in Lafayette
|Swamp Bound Canoe Tour, Oct 17 at 11am, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville
|Music Around the Fire, Oct 17 at 8 pm, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville
|Harvest Festival on False River, Oct 17-19, New Roads
|Bushman Crafts: Oct. 18, 9-10 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Cattle Drives in Louisiana, Oct. 18, 10 am at the Bluebonnet Library in Baton Rouge
|TECHE Project's Third Annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival, Oct. 18 noon to 6 pm at Parc des Ponts (Bridge Park) in Breaux Bridge
|Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade, Oct. 19 from 10 am to 4 pm in Vermilionville
|Indian Bayou Birding Day Hike, Oct 19, Pack & Paddle, 7am
|Blackpot Camp, Oct 19-24 in Eunice
|Cajun Music History Talk and Demonstration, Oct 22 from 6-8 pm at the Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum
|5 Great Paddle Trips in the Atchafalaya Seminar, Oct. 23 at 6 pm, Pack & Paddle in Lafayette (FREE)
|Flowers that Heal, Oct 23 at 7 pm, Burden Center & Gardens, Baton Rouge
|Blackpot Festival and Cook-Off, Oct 24 and 25 at the Acadian Village in Lafayette
|Prehistoric Mounds Tour, Oct 25 at Marksville State Historic Site
|Franklin Harvest Moon Festival, Oct 25 in Franklin
|Sweet Dough Pie Festival, Oct 25 in Grand Coteau
|Feast on the Levee, Oct 26 from 11 am to 7 pm, 402 South Kirkland Drive, Brusly
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board meeting, Oct 29 at 9:30 am at DNR, Baton Rouge
|Noises in the Night Evening Hike, Oct 30, 6:30-7:30 pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
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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 10/14/2014
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: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.7' by 10/19
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: +1.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 30.0 by 10/19
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change +1.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.9' by 10/19
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.3' by 10/19
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.1' by 10/19
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.1' by 10/19
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.4' by 10/19
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.9' by 10/19
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.5' by 10/19
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.8' by 10/13
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