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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 4/26/2016
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 RISE to 25.7' by 5/1
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: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 43.6' by 5/1
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.9' by 5/1
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.6' by 5/1
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 24.6' by 5/1
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.6' by 5/1
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.9' by 5/1
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.7' by 5/1
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.6' by 5/1
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.8' by 5/1
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.9' by 5/1
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