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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 5/2/2013
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 FALL to 48.8' by 5/6
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 49.5 5/3 AM
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 49.2' by 5/6
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 51.0 5/16 AM
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.2' by 5/6
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 34.5 5/16 PM
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.3' by 5/6
EXPECTED CREST/DATE: 14.0 5/18 AM
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 28.9' by 5/6
Flood Warning/Flash Flood Watch
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.8' by 5/6
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.7' by 5/6
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.3' by 5/6
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 7.5' by 5/5
Flash Flood Watch
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect 8.4' by 5/6
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.8' by 5/6
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