Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
Deer: Archery, Oct 16 - Feb 15
Primitive Firearms, Jan 30-31 (bucks only); Jan 23-29 (either sex)
Firearms, Nov 19 - Jan 22
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers: Dec. 17 - Jan. 22
Squirrel and Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Daily bag limit: 8
|The Advertiser: La. crawfish safe from increased regulation for now
|WWLTV: Proposed South La. pipeline linked to Dakota pipeline
|Daily Comet: Storm protection lock may be done by 2022
Louisiana Sportsman: It's a tough little world for shiners: Louisiana plays host to 25 species
|Deer-hunting season is in full swing-- be careful out there!
|Bal de Noel, live music and Cajun dance, Dec 10 at the UTC Hall, 11175 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Jan 18 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Conference Center, 702 River Road North, in Baton Rouge
|Southern Atchafalaya Eagle Paddle, Feb 11 from 9 am to 5 pm, Pack & Paddle
|Les Courdre Pointes Quilting Circle, every Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
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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 12/9/2016
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: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.0' by 12/14
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 29.5' by 12/14
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.9' by 12/14
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.3' by 12/14
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
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.5' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.1' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.9' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.9' by 12/14
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 1.9' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 1.4' by 12/14
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
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