Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|St. Mary Now: Meetings Set on Bayou Teche Paddle Trail
|The Advertiser: Take a hike: Louisiana offers ample trails for exploration, relaxation
|The Times-Picayune: Local public-land duck hunters still find one WMA hotter than others
|LA Sportsman: Fall shrimp season set to close on Dec. 18, LDWF says
|Teche Today: Biologist says Spanish Lake should be lowered to improve fishing
Save the Date
Bayou Teche Paddle Trail Public Meetings
|Tuesday, December 17th in Port Barre
|Thursday, December 19th in Charenton
|Wednesday, January 9th in New Iberia
|Sunday, January 13th in St. Martinville
|Winter Birding at Home & In The Field Seminar with Bill Fontenot, on December 19th
|Prehistoric Mound Tour in Marksville, LA on December 28th
|Bushman Craft Interactive Demonstrations in St. Martinville on December 28th
|WMA handicapped hunters-only deer: December 28-29 & January 4-5, Buckhorn WMA (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, CALL 318-343-4044).
Overnight Paddle Camping Trip to Lake Fausse Pointe State Park on January 4th
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Let us know if you have an upcoming event to promote the Basin!
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 12/17/2013
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 27.4' by 12/21
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 RISE to 35.4' by 12/21
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 18.9' by 12/21
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.0' by 12/21
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 RISE to 16.5' by 12/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.6' by 12/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.8' by 12/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.2' by 12/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.7' by 12/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.7' by 12/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 12/21
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
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson