Greetings from DNR Secretary Scott Angelle and the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:
FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan:
The Annual Basin Plan has been approved by the Legislature, and has been sent to the Secretary of State to be filed. To view the FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan, go to www.basin.louisiana.gov.
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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/
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 5/17/2012
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 25.8' by 5/21
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 35.2' by 5/21
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 16.5' by 5/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.7' by 5/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.8' by 5/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.7' by 5/1
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.6' by 5/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.0' by 5/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE 3.3' by 5/21
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