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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 5/1/2014
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS CRESTING AT MEMPHIS AND NEAR CREST AT TUNICA
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'
24 hour change +5.0
Forecast: expect to RISE to 38.5' by 5/5
CREST/DATE 39.0' on 5/7 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'
24 hour change -1.0
Forecast: expect to FALL to 40.8' by 5/5
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 25.3' by 5/5
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
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 22.6' by 5/5
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.6' by 5/5
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.4' by 5/5
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.9' by 5/5
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.2' by 5/5
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.4' by 5/5
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.9' by 5/5
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