Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
Squirrel and Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28 Daily bag limit: 8
Deer: Archery, Oct 1 - Jan 31
Daily bag limit: 1
Alligator: Sept 7 - Oct 6
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Hosts Public Meetings
|Louisiana Sportsman: Top 10 tips for squirrel season opening weekend
|The Advocate: Take along repellent for Saturday's squirrel season opener
|Houma Today: Hunting alligators: A novice tags along with a couple of experts
|Times-Picayune: 3 Louisiana towns collect more in speeding fines than taxes
|Save the Date:
|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. Current Atchafalaya Basin water levels from NOAA.
Data is for 9/29/2016
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: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 22.2' by 10/4
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 30.2' by 10/4
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.0' by 10/4
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.1' by 10/4
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 10.5' by 10/4
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.4' by 10/4
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.9' by 10/4
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.9' by 10/4
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.3' by 9/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 9/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 9/29
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