Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
The USGS would like to inform the public that due to reductions in funding the following water gages are scheduled to be discontinued within one month:
Lake Pelba at I-10
Bayou Fusillier of the Swamps
Bayou La Rose (in Beau Bayou management unit)
American Pass at Little Bayou Sorrel
|The Advocate: Whitetails finding bountiful mast crop across the state
|LDWF Reminds Waterfowl Hunters to Be Alert for Whooping Cranes
|Louisiana Sportsman: 7 tips for 100-bass fishing trips in the Atchafalaya Basin
|The Advocate: Macaluso: More rain, higher tides to impact fishing
|KATC: Vermilionville refocus on Native American culture
Save the Date:
|Swamp Haunted Hikes, Oct. 30 at BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Blackpot Festival and Cookoff, Oct. 30 - 31 in Vermilionville
|Louisiana Book Festival, Oct. 31
|La Table Francaise at NUNU's, Oct. 31
|Cypress Swamp Photography with Georg Popp, Oct. 31
|6th Annual Fall Festival & Gumbo Cookoff, Oct. 31 from 11 am - 5 pm at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park
|Grand Réveil - Women Crafting Our Culture, Oct. 3 - 31 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center in Opelousas
|Creole Mourning Customs, Oct 24 - Nov 1 at Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge
|ABP Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Novmber 5
|Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting, November 5
|Attakapas Trade Day, Nov. 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Native American beadwork workshop, Nov. 7 from 10 am - noon at Vermilionville
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 10/30/2015
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: +3.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 20.5' through 11/04
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: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.9' by 11/04
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.1' by 11/04
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.4' by 11/04
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 RISE to 6.7' by 11/04
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.7' by 11/04
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.2' by 11/04
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.5' by 11/04
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.1' by 11/04
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.5' by 11/04
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.6' by 11/04
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
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