Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Teche Today: Cajun Classique Wooden Boat Cruise postponed until April 25-May 1
|Louisiana Sportsman: Will blaze pink be the new hunter's orange?
|The Advocate: Catfish a solid alternative
|KATC: Cypress Sawmill Festival happens this weekend in Patterson
|St. Mary Now: The building of boats: In the mind of the maker
|Teche Today: Kayak racing on Bayou Teche begins April 2
|Phys.Org: A radical plan to save the delta
|Trenchless Technology: HDD Challenge: Pipeline River and Levee Crossing Combines Trenchless and Over-the-Top Construction Methods
|Save the Date:
Cycle Zydeco, 4-day bicycle tour of Acadiana, March 30 - April 3
|Scott Boudin Festival April 1-3 in Scott, LA
|Cypress Sawmill Festival, April 1-3 in Patterson, LA
|Kite Fest Louisiane, April 1-3 in Port Allen, LA
|Becoming an outdoors woman, April 1-3 contact LDWF for more information
|Top of the Teche leonville to Arnaudville, LA on April 2
|Les Mains Guidees: Flint and Steel Fire Starting on April 2 at Vermilionville
|Walk with the Birds at Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge on April 2
|Music on the River, Plauemine Lock State Historic Site, April 2
|Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville on April 2
|Acadiana Poboy Festival in Lafayette on April 2
|Angela Gregory from Paris to Port Allen exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum from April 2-June 12
|POSTPONED until April 25-May 1 3rd Annual Cajun Classique cruising down the Bayou Teche
|Acadiana Fly Rodders Program in Lafayette on April 5
|Annual Seniors Bass Tournament in Belle River on April 8
|Bayou Cleanup in Parks on April 9
|Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail 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 4/1/2016
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: +3.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.2' by 4/6
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 FALL to 52.0' by 4/6
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 34.5' by 4/6
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.3' by 4/6
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 31.6' by 4/6
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.1' by 4/6
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.3' by 4/6
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.6' by 4/6
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.9' by 4/6
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.9' by 4/6
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.2' by 4/6
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