Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|KATC: Bayou Amie reopened in St. Martin Parish
|Louisiana Sportsman: Don't forget to buy 2015-16 fishing licenses
|Bayou Woman: Farm Alligator Returns
|KATC: New law removes gun restriction for people hunting with bows
|Country Roads: American Lotus: Graine à voler has a short life as a bloom, but a long history as a food source
|KATC: July craft series explores textile traditions
Save the Date:
|Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting, July 2 at 9:30 am at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge
|4th of July Events - Fireworks and more at a location near you
|Rock the Fifth Berwick Patriotic Celebration festivities, July 5 from 5 - 9:30 pm along the beautiful Atchafalaya River Front on the water
|Jammin' In July Rock the 5th Morgan City's Independence Day Celebration, July 5 from 1 - 9:30 pm Lawrence Park and the Riverfront in Morgan City
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, July 8 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|Statewide Planning/Input Meeting for Long-Range Bicycle Map, July 9 at the Capitol Park Welcome Center, 900 North 3rd St. in
|10th Annual Quilt Show and Sale, July 11 from 10-2 at the Community Center, 216 Park Street
|Paddle at Two O'clock Bayou, July 11, meet at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette at 8 am
|Bayou Grand Gueule Afternoon Paddle, July 19, meet at Pack and Paddle at 8 am
Send in your Basin Pics!
Let us know if you have an upcoming event to promote the Basin!
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 6/30/2015
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 46.5' on 7/4
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 CREST at 53.0' on 7/16
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 36.0' on 7/16
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 14.5 on 7/17
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 RISE to 31.7' by 7/5
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.8' by 7/5
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 22.0' by 7/5
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.8' by 7/5
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.8' by 7/5
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.4' by 7/5
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.4' by 7/5
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