Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Louisiana Sportsman: When the water's right - Bream-fishing tactics for the Atchafalaya Basin
|LDWF: Text Message Notification System
|LDWF: 2016 Duck Stamp Contest
|Times-Picayune: Buy a Louisiana fishing license, win a boat
|The Weather Channel: Red River Flooding In Louisiana: Homes Submerged In Shreveport As Residents Evacuate
|The Washington Post: May was the wettest month for U.S. in 121 years of record-keeping
Save the Date:
|Les Coudre Points Quilting Circle, June 11 (and every Thursday) from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Highway 93 in Arnaudville
|Beginner's Canoe/Kayak Lesson, June 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Friends of the Atchafalaya monthly meeting, June 23 at 7 pm in Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Technical Advisory Group Meeting, June 24 at 9:30 am at 617 N. 3rd St. in Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, June 25 at 9:30 am at 617 N. 3rd St. in Baton Rouge
|Intermediate Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Paddle Trip, June 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Ann Vidrine: Cajun Fiddler, lecture and performance for kids 5 to 11 at various branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 10 am June 22, 23, 24, 25, and 29.
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, July 8 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center 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 6/9/2015
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 RISE to 32.5' by 6/14
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: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 50.0 on 6/10
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 33.2' on 6/11
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 13.0 on 6/11
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 RISE to 30.0' by 6/14
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.4' by 6/14
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 20.9' by 6/14
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.1' by 6/14
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 8.2' through 6/14
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 8.8' through 6/14
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 5.1' through 6/14
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Beau Bayou N. of Bayou Darby
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson