Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|NOAA: Climate change increased chances of record rains in Louisiana by at least 40 percent
|KATC: Flooding damage to Louisiana agriculture pegged at $277M
|Louisiana Sportsman: Bow season begins Saturday in Southwest Louisiana
|The Acadiana Advocate: After record flooding, few reports coming from Florida Parishes rivers
|Louisiana Sportsman: DU issues Mississippi Flyway report
|LDWF: LDWF Delays Drawdown on False River
|KATC: Lake Martin now open to all boat traffic
|Save the Date:
|Pepper Festival, Sept 16 - 18 in St. Martinville
|Les Cadiens du Teche Cajun Music Festival, Sept. 17 in New Iberia
|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
|Iberville Swamp Life Expo, Oct. 1 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Iberville Visitor Center in Grosse Tete
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Public Meeting Schedule for the FY2018 Annual Plan: Oct. 3 in Morgan City, Oct. 4 in Bayou Sorrell, and Oct. 6 in Henderson
|Atchafalaya Catfish Festival, Oct. 6 - 8 at the Melville Civic Center Grounds
|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 9/15/2016
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: -1.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.8' by 9/20
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 32.4' by 9/20
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.5' by 9/20
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.2' by 9/20
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 12.1' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.2' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.5' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.5' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 9/20
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.2' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.1' by 9/20
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