November 9, 2017: The Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board, at its regular meeting today, recognized Don Haydel for his role as Director of the Atchafalaya Basin Program since 2011. Board member Keith Lovell presented Don with a Certificate of Appreciation to acknowledge his leadership and dedication. Don will retire in December and will be greatly missed at DNR. We wish you the best!
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
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: Oct 8 - Nov 27, Dec 17 - Jan 15
Bobcat, raccoon, possum: year-round
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|The Advocate: La. Travels: Celebrating the Atchafalaya
|The Daily Iberian: Time to focus on rural parishes:Touting Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
|The Daily Iberian: History on hand at Attakpas Trade Day
|Atchafalaya Basin Festival, Nov 11 in Henderson
|Port Barre Cracklin Festival, Nov 9 - 12
|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 Friday at 10 am at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
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Data is for 11/9/2017
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: +2.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 32.0' by 11/14
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 RISE to 27.6' by 11/14
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.0' by 11/14
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 11/14
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.2' by 11/14
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.3' by 11/14
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.0' by 11/14
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.2' by 11/14
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.6' by 11/14
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE TO 2.9 by 11/14
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.8 by 11/14
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