Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|The Advocate: With hunting season winding down, LDWF taking comments on upcoming season
|KATC: Cajun groundhog to predict how much longer the cold weather will stick around
|KATC: Volunteers needed to help agents clean up crab traps
|The Advocate: LDWF reopens State Deer Area 8 to deer hunters
|Louisiana Sportsman: Property damage - The improper and illegal use of off-road vehicles
|Louisiana Travel: Tales of the Tail: Louisiana's Crawfish History
Save the Date:
|Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting, Feb 4
|Courir de Mardi Gras Demonstrations and Workshops for Kids, Feb 6 from 9:30 am to 6 pm at Jean Lafitte's Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice
|Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Feb 6 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Walk with the Birds, Feb 6 from 7 - 9 am at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Courir de Mardi Gras, Feb 5 - 9 in Eunice
|FHL Louisiana Black Bear Lecture, Feb 11 at 6:30 pm at at 502 North Boulevard in Baton Rouge
|Cajun, Creole Showcase for NPS Centennial, Feb 13 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Liberty Theatre in Eunice
|Cajun Dance and Fais Do-Do, Feb 13 from 8 - 10:30 pm, 11175 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge
|Flashlight Night at the Swamp, Feb 19 at BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
|Traditional Boat Building Documentary and Discussion, Feb 24 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Museum
|11th Annual Eagle Expo & More, Feb 25 - 27 in Morgan City
|Bushcraft, Feb 27 from 9 - 10 am at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, Saturdays in February (Feb 6, 13, 20 and 27), live radio show that features Cajun and zydeco music at the Liberty Theater in Eunice
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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 2/2/2016
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: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 34.5' by 2/07
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: -1.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 48.7' by 2/07
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -1.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 32.4' by 2/07
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.6' by 2/07
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 28.6' by 2/07
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.7' by 2/07
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.6' by 2/07
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.8' by 2/07
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.1' by 2/07
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL 9.4' by 2/07
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.1' by 2/07
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