Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Louisiana Sportsman: Basin fishing set to ramp up as Atchafalaya River finally falls
|Times-Picayune: Numbers show most Louisiana hunters don't report their deer
|Louisiana Sportsman: Defining the Atchafalaya Basin
|KATC: Kayak racers to use GPS
|Newsweek: A Katrina Relocation Project So Ambitious It Was Doomed to Fail
|Louisiana Sportsman: Top frogging equipment
|LDWF: 2015 Youth Angler of the Year Winners Announced
| KATC: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana elects new chairman
|Upcoming Meetings of the ABP for the 2017 Annual Plan:
|Technical Advisory Group Meeting, Wed., Sept. 2 at 9:30 am at DNR in the La Belle Rm., Baton Rouge
|Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Thurs., Sept. 3 at 1 pm at DNR in the La Belle Rm., Baton Rouge
|Public Meeting, Tues., Oct. 6 at 6 pm at City Hall, 1007 Amy St. in Henderson
|Public Meeting, Wed., Oct. 7 at 6 pm at the Iberville Parish Chambers, 58050 Meriam St. in Plaquemine
|Public Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 8 at 6 pm at the Visitor Center, 900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Morgan City
Save the Date:
|Become a Tour du Teche Volunteer, Deadline to become a volunteer and receive a t-shirt: Aug 18. Deadline to become a volunteer: Sept. 25.
|Mississippi River Commission low-water inspection trip public meeting, Aug. 21 at 9 am at City Dock above the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge
|Bushcraft, Aug. 22 from 9 to 10 am at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Duck Duck Goose Day, exhibit of the region's oldest and rarest decoys, Aug. 22 from 9 am to 4 pm at BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge
|Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Meeting, Aug. 29 from 8 am to 12 pm in Eunice
|Bayou Vermilion Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Aug. 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Howl at the Moon Lake Martin Paddle Trip, Aug. 29 at 5 pm at Lake Martin in Lafayette
|La Table Francaise at NUNU's, Aug. 29, enjoy coffee and homemade treats while engaging in group conversation in French from 9am to noon in Arnaudville
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, every Saturday in August at 4 pm at the Liberty Center in Eunice
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Technical Advisory Group Meeting, Sept. 2 at 9:30 am at DNR in the LaBelle Rm.
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Sept. 3 at 1 pm at DNR in the LaBelle Rm.
|Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Sept. 4-7 in Morgan City
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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 8/18/2015
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 FALL to 17.4' by 8/23
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: -1.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 36.0' by 8/23
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -1.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.9' by 8/23
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.9' by 8/23
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 18.6' by 8/22
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.1' by 8/22
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.2' by 8/22
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.3' by 8/22
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.6' by 8/22
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.5' by 8/22
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.8' by 8/22
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson