Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|DNR Atchafalaya Basin Program announces new primitive camp sites and photo contest
|The Advocate: Weeklong event celebrates Cajun, Creole culture
|LDWF: L.W.F.C. Approves Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations, Turkey Hunting Seasons, Turkey Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules for Upcoming Seasons
|The Advocate: Lafayette to offer 'late-entry' French immersion program
|The Daily Iberian: Hawg Fight season gets underway this Wednesday
|The Advocate: Plague of pigs
|LA Sportsman: Atchafalaya Basin bass action slowing down post-spawn
|The Nature Conservancy: The Atchafalaya River Basin: The Future of Nature?
|The Advocate: Wooden boats to ply the Teche during Cajun Classique
|The Daily Iberian: 'Gourding on the Bayou' displays talents
|The Advertiser: Atchafalaya Voices: Celebrating 'Le Petit Bon Homme Janvier'
|Acadiana Table: Cajun or Creole - What's the Difference?
|Dredging News Online: FY14 IDIQ Dredging, Atchafalaya Basin, GIWW, and Misc Projects
| Save the Date
15th Annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week April 5-10
|Cajun Classique - a five day wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche, April 7th to 11th
|Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival in Franklin on April 11-13
Conversations around the Coffee Pot on Aptil 12 at St. Martinville
|Corridor des Arts Spring Open Studio Tour on April 12th and 13th in Sunset, Grand Coteau, Arnaudville and Cecilia
|Vermilionville: Les Mains Guidées - Indian Lore on April 15 th
|Pack and Paddle: How to Sight Fish Reds Seminar April 15th
|Pack & Paddle: Paddle at Two O'clock Bayou on April 19th
|Pack & Paddle: 'Pre-Festival' Evening Paddle at Lake Martin on April 23
|Cycle Zydeco on April 24th
|29th Annual Etouffee Festival at Arnaudville on April 25th
|10th Annual Step Outside Day on May 10th
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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 4/8/2014
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 49.9' by 4/12
EXPECTED CREST/DATE 44.0' 4/9 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 39.6' by 4/12
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.8' by 4/12
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.6' by 4/12
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 20.5' by 4/12
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.7' by 4/12
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.0' by 4/12
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.3' by 4/12
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.7' by 4/12
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.6' by 4/12
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.8' by 4/12
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