Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|LDWF Schedules Drawdown for Henderson Lake
|Times-Picayune: Public opinion sought on deer-importation ban
|KATC: Bayou Teche Paddle Trail dedication
|Louisiana Sportsman: Duck numbers hold steady, USFWS says
|LDWF to bring back the Louisiana Conservationist
|The IND: Festivals Acadiens to fête dancehalls
|Save the Date:
|How High's the Water Mama?, art exhibition, July 25 - Aug 14 at the Glassell Gallery in Baton Rouge
|Acadian Culture Day, Aug 14 at Vermilionville
|Bayou Teche Paddle Trail dedication, Aug 18 at 11 am in Breaux Bridge
|Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana and the Spirit of the Atchafalaya, Aug 24 at noon at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
| Atchafalaya Basin History Lecture, Aug 24 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Museum
|Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Sept. 1 - 5 in Morgan City
|Les Mains Guidées: Cheese, Sept. 3 at Vermilionville
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Sept 8 at 9:30 am in Baton Rouge
|Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Oct 13-16 at Lafayette's Girard Park
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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 8/11/2016
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.2' by 8/16
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: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 34.9' by 8/16
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.2' by 8/16
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'3
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.3' by 8/16
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 14.3' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.3' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.3' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.1' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.8' by 8/16
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.2' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.5 by 8/16
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