Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Daily Comet: Terrebonne coastal restoration project nears design phase
|The Advocate: Macaluso: Chill, winds back in the picture
|KLFY: Invasive Asian bug could mean trouble in Louisiana
|Daily World: Melville to host cleanup day
|Jean Lafitte National Park: New Acadia Project presents findings
Save the Date:
|Attakapas: the Story of the Cajun People, March 26 and 27. A dynamic, immersive multi-media concert performance that incorporates visual projection and live music to tell the story of the Cajun people of Louisiana. 7:30 pm both nights at 101 West Vermilion Street in Lafayette
|Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival, March 28 from 8 am to 6 pm at 102 Main Street in New Iberia
|Bushcraft Demonstrations, March 28 from 9 am to 10 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Bayou Vermilion Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, March 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Swamp Maple Paddle at Grand Gueule, March 28. Meet at Pack & Paddle in Lafayette at 9 am.
|Chalmette's Crawfish Festival, March 26 - 29 at the Sigur Cultural Center, 8245 West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette
|World Championship Crawfish Etouffée Cook-Off, March 28 - 29 from 10 am-6 pm at the Northwest Community Center Pavilion, 501 Samuel Drive in Eunice
|Twenty-Five Years at Vermilionville, April 1 from 10 am to 4 pm at Vermilionville
|Alligators: Dragons in Paradise, a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Florida History TREX program. March 7 through June 6 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge
|Les Mains Guidées: Wood carving, April 4 from 10 am to 12 pm at Vermilionville
|Fly Fishing 101, April 9 at 6 pm at Pack & Paddle in Lafayette
|Kayaking 101, April 9, meet at Pack & Paddle at 5 pm
|Cycle Zyedeco, April 8 - 12, 200-mile bike ride through Acadiana
|Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, April 10 - 12 at the SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds in New Iberia
|Cypress Sawmill Festival, April 10 - 12 at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson
|Scott Boudin Festival, April 10 - 12 at Lions Club Roak in Scott
|Washington Catfish Festival, April 16- 19 at 143 Veterans Memorial Highway in Washington
|Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Festival, April 17 - 19 in downtown Franklin
|Top of the Teche, a 7.7-mile canoe race from Leonville to Arnaudville, April 18
|Azalea Trail, April 1- 30 in New Iberia
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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 3/27/2015
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
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: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 38.5' by 4/1
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: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 52.5' by 4/1, expect to CREST at 52.5 on 3/31
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 36.0' by 4/1, expect to CREST at 36.0 on 3/31
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.2' by 4/1, expect to CREST at 14.2 on 4/1
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.3' by 4/1
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.0' by 4/1
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.0' by 4/1
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.4' by 4/1
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.7' by 4/1
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.4' by 4/1
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.8' by 4/1
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson