Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
Turkey Hunting Season:
March 25 - April 23
|LDWF: LDWF, LSU AgCenter Issues Warning On Transporting Roseau Cane From Plaquemines Parish to Other Parts of State
|Louisiana Sportsman: Lake Henderson crappie fishing tips
|KATC: Louisiana Senate agrees to limit hunting sales tax holiday
|Times-Picayune: Commission makes significant changes to Louisiana's hunting seasons
The Town Talk: Natural Resources Committee moves 3 bills to Senate
|The Natchez Democrat: Wrangling the river: Local historian writes about past, future efforts to control river
|Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, April 21 and 22 in Franklin
|Acadiana YHEC Family Fishing Contest, April 22 on Lake Fausse Pointe out of Marsh Field Boat Landing
|Friends of the Atchafalaya Annual Meeting, April 25 at 6:30 pm at the EBR Library Bluebonnet Branch in Baton Rouge
|Etoufée Festival, April 28 in Arnaudville
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, May 10 at 10 am in Baton Rouge
|La Table Francaise, last Saturday of every month at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
|Les Courdre Pointes Quilting Circle, every Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
|Atchafalaya History Kids Summer Camp, June 19-23 and June 26-30 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
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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 4/21/2017
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: -1.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 31.4' by 4/25
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 43.6' by 4/25
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 28.5' by 4/25
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.0' by 4/25
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.6' by 4/25
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.6' by 4/25
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.6' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.5' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.0' by 4/26
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL at 7.3' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.0' by 4/26
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
Work Canal near I-10
Bayou La Rompe at Lake Long
Keelboat Pass below Lake Chicot