Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|LDWF to Hold Henderson Lake Public Meeting
|The Advertiser: Lane closure on I-10 near Iberville Parish over the weekend
|The Daily Iberian: Mineral rights: State to investigate ownership in Basin
|Times-Picayune: Boaters trying to stop another ethanol increase
|PHYS.org: New study calls for old methods of coastal management
|Save the Date:
|The Backpacker on Water Paddle Demo, July 10 at BREC Milford Wampold Park at LSU Lakes in Baton Rouge
|Jeanerette Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration, July 10 at 2 pm in Jeanerette
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, July 13 at 10 am at Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 River Road North, in Baton Rouge
|Henderson Lake Public Meeting, July 20 at 6 pm at the Henderson Town Hall, 1015 Amy St.
|3rd Annual Atchafalaya Basin Bowfishing Tournament, July 23-24, Bayou Amy Boat Launch in Henderson
|How High's the Water Mama?, art exhibition, July 25 - Aug 14 at the Glassell Gallery in Baton Rouge
|Friends of the Atchafalaya monthly meeting, July 26 at 6:30 pm in Butte LaRose
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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 7/8/2016
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: +3.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 29.3' by 7/13, expect to CREST at 32.0 on 7/9
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 32.3' by 7/13
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.2' by 7/13
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.0' by 7/13
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 12.0' by 7/13
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.6' by 7/13
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.6' by 7/13
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.1' by 7/13
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.1' bt 7/13
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.7' by 7/13
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN through 7/13
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
Little Alabama Bayou at Sherbourne
Bayou La Rompe at Lake Long
Keelboat Pass below Lake Chicot