Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
|The Acadiana Advocate: Atchafalaya Basin finally starting to heat up
|Louisiana Sportsman: Head to the Atchafalaya Basin for great bass fishing
|LDWF: New Dove Hunting Regulation on LDWF WMAs and Leased Dove Fields Will Be In Effect During 2017-18 Season
|The Times-Picayune: Tournament anglers banned from Louisiana waters, BASS says
|Country Roads Magazine: Sherburne Lives On: Memories of a Louisiana ghost town
|LDWF: Coastwide Nutria Control Program Seeks Coastal Landowners, Hunters and Trappers to Aid in Battle Against Invasive Rodent
|Wood Stork and Wading Bird Viewing Event, August 12 from 7 am to noon at the Sherburne WMA South Farm Area
|Atchafalaya Basin Program - Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting, August 15 in Baton Rouge
|Acadian Culture Day, August 13 from 10 am to 5 pm at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|H2O/LA - An Examination of Louisiana's Relationship with Water, August 14 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
|Mississippi River Commission low-water inspection trip and public meetings, August 18 in Houma
|King Crawfish - Lunchtime Lecture & Film Screening, August 18 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|Solar Eclipse, Aug 21 from noon to 2:30 pm; viewing at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte or make your own pinhole projector
|Bushcraft, August 26 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour, August 26 in Eunice, www.cajunprairie.org
|The River Rises: Historical Floods, June 3 - Aug 27 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|Lower Atchafalaya River Sprint, Sept 9 in Patterson
|The Atchafalaya River Basin, an Ecological Perspective, Sept 15 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
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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 8/11/2017
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: +1.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.9' by 8/16
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 FALL to 29.2' by 8/16
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.7' by 8/16
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.0' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.9' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.8' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.1' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.2' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 8/16
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.9' by 8/16
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