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Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program


The Nature Conservancy: Paddlers needed at the Cypress Island Preserve  
Daily Comet: Report from 1832 details wood availability in Terrebonne Parish


LDWF: LPB To Premier "Delta Guardians" on Jan. 8
The Daily Iberian: Eyes on the Teche kicks off
The Advocate: 2014 Hunting Calendar
The Advocate: Whitetail hunters left guessing about rut
LA Sportsman: LDWF strongly discourages hog, coyote snares in bear areas

Save the Date 

Bayou Teche Paddle Trail Public Meetings

Wednesday, January 9th in New Iberia
Sunday, January 13th in St. Martinville
LA Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting on January 9th
5th Annual Cypress Island Preserve Volunteer Docent Training on January 18. Contact Kacy King at (337)342-2475 to register for the event.
"Spotlight on Louisiana" Art Exhibit at Iberia Parish Library

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Speaker Series,"Post Civil War Pointe Coupée: An Abrupt Transformation" by Brian J. Costello and Julie E. Lee on January 11 

Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, File' Gumbo - Watch cooking demonstrations, take home spices and cooking ware, learn new recipes and eat delicious traditional dishes on January 11 at Sunset Rail Stop Flea Market

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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 1/7/14


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'
Stage: 35.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 30.2' by 1/11

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'
Stage: 43.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 42.7' by 1/11

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 27.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.8' by 1/11

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 10.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.8' by 1/11


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'
Stage: 24.42'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.8' by 1/11

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Stage: 18.43'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 17.8' by 1/11

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Stage: 16.31'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.8' by 1/11

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Stage: 11.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.4' by 1/11

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 6.3'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 6.3' by 1/11

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 7.11'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.1' by 1/11

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Stage: 3.19'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 1/11
NOTE: Gauge reading affected by ocean tides.

Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 11.14'

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 5.14'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 17.46'

Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Stage: 8.18'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 10.03'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 4.37'

Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Stage: 7.04'

Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Stage: 14.88'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 10.82'

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