Atchafalaya Basin Program Turns 20
On April 23, 2018 the Atchafalaya Basin Program will be 20 years old! Over the years, the ABP has successfully completed dozens of projects, many through partnerships with local governments. It began in 1998 when the Louisiana Legislature established the program within the Department of Natural Resources to serve as the authority on behalf of the state to coordinate state and local activities in the Atchafalaya Basin. The ABP strives, through its annual plan process, to solve problems identified by members of the public and to make the Atchafalaya Basin more accessible and resilient for all who enjoy its wonders.
With your support, we hope that the program will continue to make positive changes in the Atchafalaya Basin for years to come.
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of the Atchafalaya: January 23 at 7 pm at the Louisiana Wildlife Federation office, 337 S. Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge. Special guest Thomas Harris, Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, will talk about what may happen to the Atchafalaya Basin Program under the next Louisiana budget and how we can help insure that the Atchafalaya will not be neglected.
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
Snipe: Dec 17 - Feb 28
Light and White-fronted Geese: Dec 17 - Feb 12
Bobcat, raccoon, possum: year-round
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|Meeting of the Board of the Friends of the Atchafalaya: January 23 at 7 pm at the Louisiana Wildlife Federation office, 337 S. Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge
|Coming Together: Acadians, Malaguenos, and Islenos, Jan 24 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Museum
|Vigilantes on the Bayou, Jan 27 from 9 am to 3 pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Feb 23 at 9:30 am in Baton Rouge
|13th Annual Eagle Expo & More, Feb 22-24 in Morgan City
|The Cajun Way, Saturdays in January at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Jean Lafitte National Park
|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
Data is for 1/22/2018
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: -1.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.0' by 1/27
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: +1.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 30.0' by 1/27
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.6' by 1/27
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.0' by 1/27
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.1' by 1/27
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.5' by 1/27
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.9' by 1/27
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.2' by 1/27
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.6' by 1/27
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.6' by 1/27
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.0' by 1/27
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
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