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FY2013 Atchafalaya Basin Program Plan:
The Atchafalaya Basin Program presented the FY2013 Annual Basin Plan for consideration to the Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board during a meeting held on January 23, 2012. The plan was approved by the Research and Promotion Board and will next be presented to the Louisiana Legislature for consideration in the upcoming Regular Legislative Session, Click here if you would like to view the FY2013 Annual Basin Plan.
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 1/26/12
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 40.8' by 1/30
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 RISE to 37.7' by 1/30
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 RISE to 19.2' by 1/30
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.5' by 1/30
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.8' by 1/30
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.5' by 1/30
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.5' by 1/30
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.1' by 1/30
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.9' by 1/30
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