Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|KATC: Rivers May Be Rising This January
|Louisiana Sportsman: Deer-hunting closures postponed: Mississippi Delta deer hunting to end Jan. 3, LDWF says
|The Advocate: With a fresh perspective, returned son finds wealth of information to create history project about Catahoula, the tiny Louisiana community where he grew up
| KATC: Prepare Livestock for Possible River Flooding
|The Advocate: Prolonged wet and warm weather a boon to Louisiana's early crawfish crop: 'It's hot and people are thinking about crawfish'
|Times-Picayune: Duck count jumps in Louisiana's Coastal Zone
Save the Date:
|Christmas on the Cajun Coast, Dec 1 - 31 throughout St. Mary Parish
|New Year's Eve Dance with Geno Delafose, Dec 31 at 8:30 pm at Vermilionville
|The Cajun Way, Jan 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. Local artisans, musicians, and experts show off their skills with demonstrations of music, dancing, quilting, and more, every Saturday in January at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Jean Lafitte National Park.
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Jan 6 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge.
|Wildlife Management Workshop, Jan 9 from 9:30 am to noon at the Port Barre Lions Club Facility. The focus is on the ecology and rearing of eastern blue birds and wood ducks. Nest boxes will be available for sale, and free Bayou Teche Paddle Trail mile signs are available for those with wood duck boxes on the Teche.
|Women's Mimosa Brunch Paddle, Jan 17 from 8 - 10:30 am at Lake Martin
|Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Jan 20 - 27 in Lafayette
|Cajun French Music Association January Dance, Jan 23 from 8 - 10:30 pm at 11175 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge
|Outdoor Photography Workshop and Hike, Jan 27 at Pack and Paddle
|Working the Wetlands, art exhibit featuring the fishing culture of southern Louisiana, Dec 5 through January 30 at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans
|Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Feb. 2 at 9:30 in Baton Rouge
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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 12/29/2015
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: +3.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 58.3' by 1/3, expect to CREST at 59.0 on 1/5
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: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 50.6' by 1/3, expect to CREST at 62.5 on 1/19
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.8' by 1/3, expect to CREST at 44.0 on 1/19
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.6' by 1/3
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 30.5' by 1/2
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.9' by 1/2
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.2' by 1/2
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.4' by 1/2
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.9' by 1/2
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.1' by 1/2
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.6' by 1/2
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