Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
CURRENT HUNTING SEASONS
Squirrel and Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Daily bag limit: 8
Deer: Archery, Oct 1 - Jan 31
Daily bag limit: 1
|The Advertiser: Re-establishing flow to Basin may prevent another flood event
|Louisiana Sportsman: Two sides of the coin - Expert tips for fall Atchafalaya Basin bass fishing
|KATC: Blackpot Festival planned at Vermilionville
|LDWF: New Regulations Governing Night-time Take of Outlaw Quadrupeds Now in Effect, LDWF Announces
|Houma Today: Roumbanis leads Atchafalaya Basin's Bassmaster event
|Save the Date:
|Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Lafayette on October 28 and 29
|Bayou Teche Paddle Series - Leonville to Arnaudville, Oct. 29
|Atchafalaya Basin Sweep, Oct. 29
|La Table Jeunesse at NUNU's, Oct. 30 in Arnaudville
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Nov. 2 at 10 am at Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Nov. 3 at 9:30 am in Baton Rouge
|Kayaking 101 - Basic Flatwater Skills, Nov. 3 at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge
|Attakapas Trade Days, Nov. 5 from 10 am to 3 pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Wine-making Workshop, Nov 5 from 10 am to 12 pm at Vermilionville
|Fly Fishing 101, Nov. 10 at 6 pm at Pack & Paddle in Lafayette
|Trapping Workshop, Dec 3 in Abbeville
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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 10/27/2016
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.1' by 11/01
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: -0.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 27.7' by 11/01
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.2' by 11/01
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.3' by 11/01
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'
Stage: no data
Forecast: 8.2' by 11/1
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.23' by 11/1
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 11/1
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 11/1
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 11/1
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.4' by 11/1
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 11/1
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