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Deer: Oct 1 through Jan 31
Quail and pheasant: Nov 19 - Feb 28
Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Squirrel: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Nutria: Sept 1 - Feb 28
Crows, blackbirds, cowbirds, and grackles: Sept 1 - Jan 1
Teal: Sept 1 - Sept 25
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers: Nov 5 - Jan 28
Rails: Sep. 10-25, Nov 12 - Jan. 4
Gallinules: Sept 10 - 25, Nov 12 - Jan 4
Snipe: Nov 2 - Dec 4, Dec 17 - Feb 28
Canada Geese: Nov 5 - Dec 4, Dec 17 - Jan 31
Light and White-fronted Geese: Nov 5 - Dec 4, Dec 17 - Feb 12
Doves: Sep. 3-11, Oct 8 - Nov 27, Dec 17 - Jan 15
Bobcat, raccoon, possum: year-round
|Outdoor Gear Garage Sale, Sept 16 from 8 am to 12 pm at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette
|Breaux Bridge Citywide Garage Sale, Oct 6 and 7 in Breaux Bridge
|Iberville Swamp Life Expo, Oct 7 at the Grosse Tete Welcome Center
|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 9/15/2017
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: +0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.5' by 9/20
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: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 26.3' by 9/20
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.5' by 9/20
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.0' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.9' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.4' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.9' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.7' by 9/20
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.3' by 9/20
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.8' by 9/20
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