Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|WWNO: Restoring Atchafalaya River's Flow
|NASA: Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay
|KATC: Hunter education courses set for St. Martin Parish
|Louisiana Sportsman: Water movement is key to Basin bass
|The Advocate: LDWF changes Basin bass limit
|St. Mary Now: It's nesting time for Cayenne
|Team Voodoo Productions: Atchafalaya Swamp Journals
|The Daily Iberian: Great effort for Scouts
|Plaquemine Post South: Swamp Pop Music Festival coming to Lamar Dixon this weekend
|St. Mary Now: Officials: Dredging will generate business
|The Advocate: Heat big trouble for you and fish
|Louisiana Sportsman: Time to tune up for bow season
Save the Date:
|Cajun Music & Food Festival, July 17 - 19 at Burton Complex in Lake Charles
|Bayou Grand Gueule Afternoon Paddle, July 19, meet at Pack and Paddle at 8 am
|2nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 25 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion at 828 E. Landry St. in Opelousas
|Louisiana Outdoor Expo, July 24 - 26 at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette
|Acadian Day of Remembrance, July 28 at 3 pm at 121 South New Market St. in St. Martinville
|Professional Development Workshop for Teachers, July 30-31 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Vermilionville
|Petit Tour du Teche, paddling race for kids 5-17 with various age divisions, Aug 1
|Wood Stork & Wading Bird Feeding Event, Aug 8 from 7 am to 12 pm at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area - South Farm
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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 7/17/2015
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 FALL to 4.7.' by 7/21
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 CREST at 55.8' on 7/21PM
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 38.2' on 7/22PM
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 15.5 on 7/22AM
LEVEES PROTECT CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO 20 FT STAGE.
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 HOLD at 33.7' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 26.' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 23.5' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.7' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.1' by 7/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.1' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.3' by 7/21
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