Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Country Roads: Paradise Gained: Unlike almost every other place along the Louisiana coast, land is growing, not disappearing, at the base of this old canal.
|LDWF: Family Fish Fest National Hunting & Fishing Day Outdoor Festival on Saturday, September 26th
|The Advocate: Macaluso fishing report: Let bass, reds take up the slack
|WRAL: Proposed rule: hunters could kill hogs on Atchafalaya refuge
|Times-Picayune: States clamping down on duck-hunting technology
|Louisiana Sportsman: 13-foot gator caught with bass rod
|Upcoming Meetings of the ABP for the 2017 Annual Plan:
|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: Sept. 25.
|Harvest Moon Paddle & Supper at Lake Martin, Sept 25 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm,
|Family Fish Fest, Sept. 26 at the Wadill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge
|Native American Culture Day, Sept 26 from 10 am to 4 pm in Vermilionville.
|Hunters for the Hungry Clean Out Your Freezer Day, Sept. 27 from 1 to 4 pm
|410 de Louisiane Paddle Race, Sept 26-27, paddle race from Bossier City to Berwick, visit www.tourduteche.com for more information.
|Swamp Life Expo, Oct. 3 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Iberville Visitors Center in Gross Tete
|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 9/25/2015
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 12.8' by 9/30
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.9' by 9/30
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.3' by 9/30
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 9/30
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 6.1' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.0' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.3' through 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.8' by 9/30
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.3' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 2.5 through 9/30
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