Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Advocate: Macaluso: Heavy winds expected this weekend
|Louisiana Sportsman: Duck hunter input wanted on potential changes for 2015-16 seasons
|KATC: Louisiana flooding: 'Dirty red water was too much for some'
|Louisiana Sportsman: 2016 LDWF Duck Stamp Contest to feature gray ducks: Deadline for artwork submissions is Oct. 20, Reynolds says
|Avoyelles Today: Broken gates at L & D 1 not hampbering flow of Red River
Save the Date:
|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 6/12/2015
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: +0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 29.5' by 6/17
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 47.9 by 6/17
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.1' by 6/17
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.5 by 6/17
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 FALL to 29.6' by 6/17
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.0' by 6/17
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.5' by 6/17
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.8' by 6/17
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.2' by 6/17
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.9' by 6/17
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.3' by 6/17
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