Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
Squirrel Hunting Season:
May 6 - 28
Frog season begins: June 1
|KATC: LDWF announces Free Fishing Weekend in Louisiana
|St. Mary Now: Officials begin closing floodgates
|KPLC: Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry
|The Acadiana Advocate: Verret Basin experts share their tips on summer bass fishing
|Louisiana Sportsman: What's that limit? Fish Rules app knows
|Times-Picayune: How the brown pelican came back from the brink of extinction
|ABP Technical Advisory Group Meeting, June 22 at 9:30 am at DNR in Baton Rouge
|ABP Research and Promotion Board Meeting, June 29 at 9:30 am at DNR in Baton Rouge
|Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival, May 25-28 at the Krotz Springs fairgrounds
|Dutch Oven Cooking, June 3 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Creole Culture Day, June 4 at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Free Fishing Day, June 10 and 11 statewide
|Shadows-on-the-Teche Children's History Camp, June 12-16 in New Iberia
|Bushcraft, June 24 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|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 5/26/2017
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: 0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 40.6' by 5/31
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: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 58.0' on 5/29
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 40.8' on 5/30
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 16.5' on 6/1
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 37.9' by 5/31
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 29.7' by 5/31
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.6' by 5/31
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.5' by 5/31
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.0' by 5/31
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.0' by 5/31
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.3' by 5/31
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Bayou Courtableau (inside the floodway)
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