Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Only 6 hats left for the ABP Photo Contest!!! Send in your pictures to claim your prize!
|The Advocate: Lake Henderson drawdown planned to combat hydrilla
|KATC: Iberia Parish celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-11
|The Daily Iberian: Happy landings are near
|Bayou Teche Dispatches: Sur le Teche: Exploring the Bayou by Canoe, Stage 7
|The Advertiser: Atchafalaya Voices: Unconventional pet makes an impression
|The Daily Iberian: Reel Recovery offers free retreat to men with cancer
|LA Sportsman: Few places get fished more heavily than Bayou Teche, but that's because it always seems to deliver the goods
|Vertical Oar: SUP in the Bayou
| Save the Date
|Semaine Française d'Arnaudville, April 18-23 cultural economy summit, developed with the assistance of the French Consulate in New Orleans
|Culture Connection, April 22-23
|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
|Bushman Craft at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville on April 26th
|Rise Up and Follow: Great Migration Tour on April 26th in Port Allen
|Cajun Jam April 26th at Vermilionville
|Les Vues Free Film Series : Promiseland...Stories Untold April 28th at Vermilionville
|Wildflower Workshop by Dr. Charles Allen at Pack & Paddle, May 1st
|Chapbook Workshop in Arnaudville on May 3-4
|Kayak and Canoe Demo Day at Vermilionville, May 3rd
|Cajun Jam May 3rd at Vermilionville
|Lake Martin Margarita Hike, May 4th
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, May 7th
|Cypress Island Preserve / Lake Martin Hiking Trip, May 9th
|10th Annual Step Outside Day at Sherburne WMA on May 10th
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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 4/22/2014
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 FALL to 24.7' by 4/26
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 47.5' by 4/26
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.7' by 4/26
EXPECTED CREST DATE: 32.3 ON 4/22 AM
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.4' by 4/26
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 28.2' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.5' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.2' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.7' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.2' by 4/26
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.7' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.1' by 4/26
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