Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
The FY 2018 Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan has passed both the State House and Senate with unanimous bi-partisan support. Projects in the plan include: Depth Restoration in Grand Lake, Hydrologic Restoration of the East Grand Lake Water Management Unit, two boat launches, a walking trail at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center, and a Geocache trail. Thanks to everyone who supported us along the way!
Frog season begins: June 1
|ABP: Renovation work completed at Wilson's Landing in St. Mary parish- ready for summertime fun
|Louisiana Sportsman: The chinquapin run: Flat Lake fishing takes off this month
|Country Roads: The Black Bear Comeback
|LDWF: 2018 Louisiana Duck Stamp Competition
|A Word's Worth: Restoring the Prairie
|The Advertiser: 1927 flood on Mississippi River, Atchafalaya River changed Louisiana forever
|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
|Les Main Guidées: Boudin, June 3 at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|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 Weekend, 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
|4th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 29 at the Farmer's Market Pavilion in Opelousas
|The River Rises: Historical Floods, June 3 - Aug 27 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|Water Trails of the Atchafalaya, June 17 - Oct 29 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|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 6/2/2017
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: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 36.0' by 6/7
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 FALL to 56.5' by 6/7
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 39.4' by 6/7
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.9' by 6/7
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 36.2' by 6/7
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 28.2' by 6.7
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 25.3' by 6/7
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.4' by 6/7
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.2' by 6/7
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.1' by 6/7
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.0' by 6/7
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