Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|The Advocate: Bill in Congress seeks to close 'gap' in weather radar coverage in South Louisiana
|KATC: Bayou Vermilion Festival weekend wraps up
|Louisiana Sportsman: When and where to fish Atchafalaya Basin crappie
|The Roanoke Times: Getting 'swamped' in Cajun Country
|KATC: 8 suits filed over crude oil spill along Bayou Teche
|The Vicksburg Post: Fishy situation with huge implications could be solved in our own backyard
|Save the Date:
|Creole Zydeco & Okra Festival, May 20 - 21 in St. Martinville
|Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow, May 20 - 21 at the Paragon Casino Resort Convention Center in Marksville
|Spring inshore shrimp season opens, May 23
|Art on the Bayou, May 28 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park
|Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival, May 26 - 29 at 562 Front Street in Krotz Springs
|Bal du Dimanche, May 22 and 29 from 1 - 4 pm at the Vermilion Performance Center in Lafayette
|LDWF Research, Management and Education Symposium, May 31 in Baton Rouge
|Swamp Bird Walks at Bluebonnet, June 4 from 7 - 9 am in Baton Rouge
|Festival du Bayou Cajun, June 4 from 9 am at Evergreen Cajun Center in Houma
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, June 4 at 6 pm at Liberty Center in Eunice
|Free Recreational Fishing Days, June 11-12, statewide
|Angela Gregory from Paris to Port Allen exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum from April 2-June 12
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, June 16 at 9 am in Baton Rouge
|Free Cajun Music, Dance Lessons, June 7 - 23 at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve's Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice
|Guest Chefs at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, every Saturday at 4 pm at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice
|Old Fashioned Fais-Do-Do Barn Dance, Saturday nights in June at Lakeview RV Park in Eunice
|3rd Annual Atchafalaya Basin Bowfishing Tournament, July 23-24, Bayou Amy Boat Launch in Henderson
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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 5/17/2016
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: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 32.2' by 5/22, CRESTED
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 RISE to 48.4' by 5/22, near CREST
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 32.0' by 5/22
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.2' by 5/22
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 28.6' by 5/22
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 22.0' by 5/22
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.6' by 5/22
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.1' by 5/22
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.2' by 5/22
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.6' by 5/22
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.0' by 5/22
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