Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|LSU: Fluvial Geomorphology students participate in bathymetric survey of Bayou Sorrel
|The Advocate: Macaluso: This is the week that brings it all together in Louisiana
|KATC: Crawfish season gets going in Acadiana
|KLFY: How can officials make crossing the Basin Bridge less stressful?
| The Advocate: Riverfront eyesore in Baton Rouge to be transformed into world-class facility for The Water Institute of the Gulf
Save the Date:
|Autumn Harvest Camp, Nov. 23 and 24 from 9 am to 4 pm at Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge.
|Friends of the Atchafalaya Monthly Meeting, Nov. 24 at 7 pm at the Audubon Office in Baton Rouge
|Black Friday Protest Paddle, Nov. 27 at 8 am at Lake Martin
|Bayou Vermilion Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Nov. 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Bushcraft, Nov. 28 from 9 - 10 am at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Al Berard Music Festival, Nov. 28 to benefit the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana
|Caroling at the Lock, Dec. 3 at 6 pm at the Plaquemine Lock Historic Site
|Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Dec. 5 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Les Mains Guidées: Soap Making, Dec. 5 from 10 am to noon at Vermilionville
|Creole Christmas, Dec. 9 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Advanced Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Dec. 12 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Old Time Christmas, Dec. 8 - 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at Vermilionville
|Noël Acadien au Village, Nov. 28 to Dec 23 at 200 Greenleaf Dr. in Lafayette
|Christmas on the Cajun Coast, Dec 1 - 31 throughout St. Mary Parish
|Working the Wetlands, art exhibit featuring the fishing culture of southern Louisiana, Dec 5 through January 30 at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans
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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 11/24/2015
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 48 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 23.3' by 11/29
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: +0.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 37.7' by 11/29
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.7' by 11/29
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.2' by 11/29
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 19.1' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.0' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.1' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.0' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.5' by 11/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.4' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.4' by 11/29
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