Greetings from DNR Secretary Scott Angelle and the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:
DNR Leads Effort to Preserve Hundreds of Acres of Atchafalaya Basin Cypress Forest
The Weather Channel - A Year After Flooding, Mississippi Low
Technical Advisory Group Meeting Announcement
Thursday, July 19, 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 located at 1201 N. Third Street. Please present your ticket to the receptionist on 1st floor for validation.)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Master Plan Review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the draft master plan for the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System project. Public comments on the draft are currently being solicited. Written or verbal comments on the draft master plan must be submitted to the Corps by midnight on July 19, 2012. Comments received during the public review period will become part of the official record.
Click here to learn more and to view the draft master plan.
Individuals can submit a written comment via mail, phone, fax or email to:
Chief, Natural Resources Management Function
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 60267
New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
Phone: (504) 862-2525
Fax: (504) 862-1366
FY 2012-2013 Annual Plan:
The FY 2012-2013 plan has been approved by the legislature and has been sent to the Secretary of State to be filed. To view the FY 2012-2013 Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan, please go to: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OCM/ABP/Jan2312FINAL2013plan.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/
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 7/17/2012
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 9.0' by 7/21
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 FALL to 17.1' by 7/21
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 5.7' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.7' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 3.1' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.9' by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.3' by 7/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 2.1 by 7/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.6' by 7/21
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
Stage: EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson