Greetings from DNR Secretary Scott Angelle and the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:
Technical Advisory Group Meeting Announcement
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 9:30 am-11:30 am
Department of Natural Resources - LaSalle Building
617 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804
Griffon Room - 1st Floor
(Parking is available in the Welcome Center Parking Garage (1201 N. Third Street) Please present your ticket to the receptionist on 1st floor for validation.)
The Advocate: Stroke doesn't stop fishing
Daily World: Krotz Springs church to hold sportsmen's festival
Water Management Project Nominations must be submitted prior to June 1st 2012 for consideration in the next Annual Basin Plan process (FY2014). You can access the nomination form at:
If you need assistance in completing a form please contact our Basin Program Staff at 225-342-6437 or Atchafalaya@la.gov.
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. Click here for current weather conditions and water levels.
Data is for 5/15/2012
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 FALL to 29.0' by 5/19
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 36.0' by 5/19
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 18.5' by 5/19
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.7' by 5/19
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.2' by 5/19
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9' by 5/19
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.1' by 5/19
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.5' by 5/19
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE 3.6' by 5/19
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