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Proposed FY2013 Atchafalaya Basin Program Plan:
The Atchafalaya Basin Program presented the FY2013 Annual Basin Plan at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. After review and consideration, CPRA approved the revised plan as consistent with Louisiana's Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. The plan will next be brought before the Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board for consideration in its meeting scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:00 am (click here for details). Once approved again by the Research and Promotion Board the plan will then be presented to the Louisiana Legislature for consideration in the upcoming Regular Legislative Session. The FY2013 Annual Basin Plan can be found at: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OCM/ABP/2013DRAFTPLAN_DEC.pdf.
Atchafalaya Basin Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment System:
The Atchafalaya Basin Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment System (ABNRIAS) is now available online at http://abp.cr.usgs.gov/
FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan:
To view the FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan, go to www.basin.louisiana.gov.
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.
Data is for 1/19/12
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Mississippi 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'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 32.0' by 1/23
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'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 36.6' by 1/23
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 17.6' by 1/23
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.9' by 1/23
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.9' by 1/23
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.8' by 1/23
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.0' by 1/23
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.9' by 1/23
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 1/23
NOTE: Gauge reading affected by ocean tides.
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Beau Bayou Swamp
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson