Greetings from DNR Secretary Scott Angelle and the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) met this morning to begin evaluation of the Water Project Nominations that have been made for the FY2013 Annual Atchafalaya Basin Program Plan and will be reviewing those projects and meeting again in the near future to discuss project details.
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:
HCR 34 by Representative Karen St. Germain, a concurrent resolution to approve the FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan has been passed by both houses of the legislature. To view the Plan, go to DNR Facebook site and click the Basin line or go directly to Atchafalaya Basin Program site at 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.
Mississippi River at Cairo
Location: Southern most 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 20.0' by 9/05
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 27.5' by 9/05
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 9.37' by 9/05
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.4' by 9/05
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL at 5.7' by 9/05
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 9/05
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW Flood Stage: 12'
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 3.5' by 9/05
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 2.8' by 9/05
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.5' by 9/05
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
NA - Temporarily unavailable
Beau Bayou Swamp
NA - Equipment malfunction
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson