Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|LDWF: Energy, Business, Conservation Leaders Call For $1.3 Billion Annual Investment for Wildlife Diversity Conservation
|LDWF Closes Several Wildlife Management Areas Due to Flooding
|American Press: Teddy bear's inspiration off 'threatened' list
|Louisiana Sportsman: Win this beautiful artwork, more at Louisiana Sportsman Show
|The Birding Wire: Birding Opportunities Abound in Coastal Louisiana
|The Advocate: Atchafalaya Basinkeeper group honors members' work to preserve their beloved swamp
|St. Mary Now: Leaders Against Litter
|KATC: Help share, preserve Louisiana's French speaking heritage
|Save the Date:
|Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival & Wooden Boat Congres, St. Martinville, LA, March 19
|Festival of Live Oaks, New Iberia City Park, March 19
Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flatwater Kayaking on Lake Martin- registration required, March 20th
|Crow Moon Paddle and Dinner, Lake Martin, LA, March 25
|La Table Francaise at NUNU's, Arnaudville, LA March 26
|Annual Spring 2016 Open Car and Truck Show in Breaux Bridge, March 26
|Cycle Zydeco, 4-day bicycle tour of Acadiana, March 30 - April 3
|Paddle Bayou Lafourche from Donaldsonville to Lockport, March 31st
|Music on the River, Plauemine Lock State Historic Site, April 2
|Cabela's King Kat Tournament in Morgan City April 9
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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 3/18/2016
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: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 36.0' by 3/23
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 54.5' by 3/23
Expected crest at 55.2' at 3/19 PM
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 37.3' by 3/23
Expected crest at 37.8' at 3/20 PM
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.3' by 3/23
Expected crest at 15.3' at 3/21 AM
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 38.0' by 3/23
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 30.0' by 3/23
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.5' by 3/23
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.0' by 3/23
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11' by 3/23
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE 10.9' by 3/23
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.1' by 3/23
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Fore Bay at Morganza Floodway Temporary Gage
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson