Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:
|KATC: Spirit of Acadiana: Atchafalaya Boy Scouts
|The Daily Iberian: Special teal season's bag limit may be 6
|COE: Map Products for Sale - Information Management Library
|UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS:
|Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70814. Click here for the agenda.
|The Iberville Museum will celebrate the Fourth of July with an exhibit featuring "Atchafalaya Lagniappe" by local artist Gene Seneca from noon to 6 p.m. July 4.
|The Creole Trail: Genealogical Ties Unite Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, Rapides and Natchitoches parishes - July 11, 2013
|Preserving the Heritage: Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana-Spirit of the Atchafalaya - July 18,2013
|Wood Stork & Wading Bird Event Set for July 20 at Sherburne WMA
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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 7/2/2013
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 RISE to 35.2' by 7/06
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 43.4' by 7/06
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.5' by 7/06
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.4' by 7/06
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 22.9' by 7/06
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.5' by 7/06
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.7' by 7/06
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.0' by 7/06
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.9' by 7/06
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.8' by 7/06
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 7/06
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
Stage: EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson