Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|**FY2016 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan is up for approval by the Louisiana House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 22**
|Scouting Magazine: Go inside Louisiana's popular Swamp Base
|Louisiana Sportsman: Best Atchafalaya Basin fishing tactics for chinquapin and bream
|The Advocate: Macaluso: Weather dealing us bad hand
|KATC: Wooden Boat Show set for this weekend canceled due to weather
Save the Date:
|Louisiana Earth Day, come meet your Atchafalaya Basin Program staff at the Wetlands Tent this Sunday, April 19 from 12-5 pm in downtown Baton Rouge!
|Washington Catfish Festival, April 16- 19 at 143 Veterans Memorial Highway in Washington
|Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, April 17 - 19 in downtown Franklin
|Top of the Teche, 7.7-mile canoe race from Leonville to Arnaudville, April 18
|Cajun Classique, 5-day wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche, April 13th to 19th
|Earth Day & Festival Kick-Off Paddle at Lake Martin, April 22 at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge
|Azalea Trail, April 1- 30 in New Iberia
|Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, May 1-3
|Iberia Parish Day, May 5 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center
|Creole Okra Festival, May 14-16 at 203 N. New Market Street in St. Martinville
|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
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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 4/16/2015
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: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 43.3' by 4/21
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: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 49.3' by 4/21
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 32.5' by 4/21
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.3' by 4/21
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 30.1' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.6' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.2' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.7' by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.3' by 4/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.2 by 4/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.7' by 4/21
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Beau Bayou N. of Bayou Darby
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson