Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Project Nominations, May 30 is the last day to submit a project nomination for next year's plan
|LDWF: 182 Boaters Certified During "Boating Lagniappe Day"
|Times-Picayune: Kids can learn outdoors skills at two free summer camps
|Daily Comet: Project to build coastal land heads to design
|LDWF: 2015 Waterfowl Hunter Opinion Survey
|Yahoo News: Tangle over guest workers traps Louisiana crawfish trade
| LDWF: Search Continues for Denham Springs Man in Upper Grand River
Save the Date:
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, May 6 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 N. River Road in Baton Rouge
|LWF Monthly Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 7, 2015
|Step Outside Day, May 9 from 9 am to 3 pm at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in the Atchafalaya Basin
|Intermediate/Advanced Guided Paddle Trip, May 9 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flatwater Kayaking, May 14 at 5:30 pm at Lake Martin
|Creole Okra Festival, May 14-16 at 203 N. New Market Street in St. Martinville
|Chitimacha Paddle Race, May 16 from New Iberia's City Park to the public boat ramp in the Chitimacha Nation near Charenton
|A Day in the Life of the Early Acadian Child, May 16 from 10 am - noon at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|LDWF: WETSHOP 2015 Registration Deadline is May 20
|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 5/5/2015
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: -2.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.9' by 5/10
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 49.2' by 5/10
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 33.1' by 5/10
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.6' by 5/10
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 FALL to 28.8' by 5/10
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 22.2' by 5/10
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.6' by 5/10
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.1' by 5/10
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.7' by 5/10
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 9.0 through 5/10
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.6' by 5/10
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