Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Times-Picayune: Alligator season opens in Louisiana, gator prices down
|The Advertiser: The levees were working against us
|Louisiana Sportsman: Top 5 tips for opening day of dove season
|KATC: Free talk on New Acadia Project planned
|Times-Picayune: Late summer is the time to divide Louisiana irises: Here's how to do it
|KATC: Army needs help finding homes for horses
|The Roanoke Times: Local Scouts visit, take tour of Louisiana swamp
|Save the Date:
|Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Sept. 1 - 5 in Morgan City
|Dutch Oven Cooking, Sept 3 from 10 am to 1 pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|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
|Pepper Festival, Sept 16 - 18 in St. Martinville
|Dedication of Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, Sept 18, noon luncheon and 1 pm ceremony, 57845 Foundry Street in Plaquemine
|Swamp Fine Art Show Series: Louisiana Trees, Sept 1 - 25 at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Free talk on New Acadia Project, Oct 12 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main Street, Jeanerette
|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 9/1/2016
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: +2.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.1' by 9/6
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: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 32.3' by 9/6
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.8' by 9/6
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.2' by 9/6
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 13.1' by 9/6
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.9' by 9/6
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.1' by 9/6
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.0' by 9/6
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 9/6
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.4' by 9/6
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.7' by 9/6
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