Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:
The Research and Promotion Board met on February 6, 2013 and gave its final approval to Final 2014 Atchafalaya Basin Annual Plan. The plan will be presented to and considered by the legislature in its upcoming session. Interested parties are reminded that Atchafalaya Basin water project nominations for potential inclusion in the 2015 Annual Plan are being accepted through June 30, 2013.
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Notice of Intent and other Action Items from the February 7, 2013 meeting.
Teche Today: Not all Cajuns the same
|Louisiana Sportman: Proposed 2013-14 hunting season dates released
|Louisiana Youth Can Register Now for 2012 Hunter of The Year Awards. Click here for more information.
| 8th Annual Eagle Expo - Morgan City. Click here for more information.
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 2/26/2013
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 26.2' by 3/02
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 36.0' by 3/02
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 22.3' by 3/02
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.4' by 3/02
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 3/02
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.2' by 3/02
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.8' by 3/02
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.0' by 3/02
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.9' by 3/02
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.7' by 3/02
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.8' by 3/02
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
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson