Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
DEER/YOUTH & HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS SPECIAL SEASON: Saturday, opening day, through Sept. 30 in State Deer Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10. Also Oct. 8-14, State Deer Area 2 & Oct. 29-Nov. 4, State Deer Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9.
SQUIRREL/SPECIAL YOUTH ONLY WEEKEND: Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 24-25) on Maurepas Swamp, Sherburne, Sandy Hollow, Pearl River, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Little River, Russel Sage, Spring Bayou & West Bay wildlife management areas.
DOVES/NORTH ZONE: Through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily limit 15. First split closed in South Zone.
TEAL: Statewide through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily limit 6. Also includes early season on king, clapper, sora and Virginia rails and gallinules. Check Louisiana Huntuing Regulations/2016-2017 pamphlet for complete list of limits on all migratory bird/waterfowl species.
|The Advocate: Clean Out Your Freezer Day especially important after August's flooding
|Times-Picayune: Gulf Coast farm, forest conservation to receive $328 million
|Post South: Former Plaquemine Mayor Gulotta honored at Waterfront Park dedication ceremony
|The Daily Iberian: Fishing for Fausse Pointe tournament set for Oct. 1
|Louisiana Sportsman: The 411 on coastal WMAs
|The Advertiser: Heritage day celebrates life before Cajuns
|Save the Date:
|Swamp Fine Art Show Series: Louisiana Trees, Sept 1 - 25 at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair, Sept. 22 - 26 in New Iberia
|Iberville Swamp Life Expo, Oct. 1 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Iberville Visitor Center in Grosse Tete
|Fishing for Fausse Pointe tournament, Oct 1: 5 am registration, 3 pm weigh-in at Marsh Field Boat Landing
|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
|A Fausse Point Dinner in the Year 700 A.D. with Jim Delahoussaye, Oct. 11 at 6 pm at the Franklin Library
|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 9/22/2016
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: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 22.1' by 9/27
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 32.6' by 9/27
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.9' by 9/27
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.6' 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 12.3' by 9/27
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.7' by 9/27
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.6' by 9/27
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.3' by 9/27
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.5' by 9/27
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 9/27
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.2' by 9/27
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