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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 8/25/2016
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: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.7' by 8/30
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 RISE to 35.6' by 8/30
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.5' by 8/30
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.2' by 8/30
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 15.9' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.3' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.5' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.6' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.4' by 8/30
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.1' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.5 by 8/30
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