Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|KATC: Boater safe after flipping vessel in Bayou Benoit in St. Martin Parish
|Louisiana Sportsman: The best conditions for Atchafalaya Basin fishing success
|Avoyelles Today: Alligator, Bear Sightings Stir Excitement in Avoyelles
|Louisiana Sportsman: Biologist expects lower USFWS waterfowl breeding population estimates this year
|KATC: Parish and state stake claim to losing oil royalties
|Scientific American: "Living Shorelines" Will Get Fast Track to Combat Sea Level Rise
|Save the Date:
|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
|Acadian Day of Remembrance, July 28 at 3 pm at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville
|Baton Rouge Herb Society July Meeting, July 28 at 6:30pm at Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge
|Nature at Night, July 22 and 29 at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte
|Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 30 from 10am - 5pm at the Farmers Market Pavillion in Opelousas
|Free NEA folklife institute for teachers, Aug 1-2 at Vermilionville
|Volunteers needed for Tour du Teche, deadline is Aug 5
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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 7/22/2016
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: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.1' by 7/27
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: -1.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.7' by 7/27
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.2' by 7/27
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.2' by 7/27
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 11.2' by 7/27
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.0' by 7/27
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.2' by 7/27
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.8' by 7/27
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.9' by 7/27
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 7/27
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 7/27
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene Cove
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