Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|The Advocate: Macaluso: Grand Lake complaints were heard
| Times-Picayune: Numbers show not many teal on coastal WMAs
| The Advocate: Opening day of teal season a successful one
|LDWF: It's alligator hunting season
|ABP: Atchafalaya Basin Program seeks public input on Coon Trap Weir
|Upcoming Meetings of the ABP for the 2017 Annual Plan:
|Public Meeting: Thurs., Sept. 24 at 5 pm at the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse in Marksville
|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:
|Deadline for Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail site submissions: Sept. 15
|C.C. Lockwood's Louisiana Wild LIVE, Sept 16 at 6 pm at the Manship Theater in Baton Rouge
|2015 Bayou Chene Reunion, Sept 19 from 10 am to 4 pm at Lake End Park in Morgan City
|Pepper Festival, Sept 18 - 19 near the Evangeline Oak in downtown St. Martinville
|Cajun French Music Festival, Sept 19 from 9 am to 5 pm in New Iberia.
|Hummingbirds, Sept 19 at 2 pm, join Louisiana State Arboretum staff to learn how to attract hummingbirds to your own yard with flowers and feeders, Ville Platte.
|Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, Sept 23 at 5 pm in New Iberia
|Become a Tour du Teche Volunteer, Deadline to become a volunteer: Sept. 25.
|Harvest Moon Paddle & Supper at Lake Martin, Sept 25 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm,
|Native American Culture Day, Sept 26 from 10 am to 4 pm in Vermilionville.
|410 de Louisiane Paddle Race, Sept 26-27, paddle race from Bossier City to Berwick, visit www.tourduteche.com for more information.
|La Grande Boucherie, Oct. 3 from 10 am to 11 pm in St. Martinville
|Washington Catfish Festival, Oct. 1-4 at the Washington Festival Grounds
|I Always Do My Collars First, 12 pm, Oct. 7, free film showing at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 North Jefferson Avenue, in Port Allen.
|Attakapas, the Story of the Cajun People, Oct. 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette
|13th Annual Catfish Festival, Oct 9-10, at the Melville Civic Center, 1105 First Street
|Tour Des Atakapas, Oct. 10. Three, five, and seven-mile runs benefiting the completion of the Atakapas-Ishak Trail in Breaux Bridge.
|Longfellow-Evangeline Historic Site Tours, daily Wed - Sun from 9 am - 5 pm.
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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 9/15/2015
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: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.0' by 9/20
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 FALL to 22.2' by 9/20
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.4' by 9/20
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.8' by 9/20
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 to FALL to 6.3' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.7' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.2' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.6' by 9/20
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.3' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN through 9/20
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