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Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

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Times-Picayune: Researchers find Louisiana black bear populations are intermingling

RESTORE: Wax Lake Delta Tour Showcases New Land
Miss. River Commission: Low Water Inspection Tour and Public Meetings
Bayou Yakkin: 2015 Will Be A Good Year For Kayak Anglers
 Save the Date
St. Mary Levee District Commission meeting, Thursday, Aug 14 at 6 pm, Morgan City
Public Meeting on Black Bear Research: Aug 12-14 in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Ferriday, and Tallulah
Friday Night Lecture Series at Highland Road Park Observatory featuring Brian Piazza, author of "The Atchafalaya River Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland" Aug 15 at 7:30 pm
Louisiana Wildlife Federation Convention: August 15-16, West Monroe
National Day of the Acadians, Aug 15 in St. Martinville
Stand Up Paddleboarding 101, Aug 20 at 4:45 pm in Vermilionville
Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flatwater Kayaking, Aug 21 at Lake Martin
Wetlands Youth Summit, Aug 22-23, Houma
Friends of the Atchafalaya monthly meeting: Aug 26 at 6:30 pm
Online Kayak Fishing Tournament, March 1 to October 15
Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana, through Aug 31 at the West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen
5th Annual Promenade d'art de Franklin, Aug 23
Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival - August 28 - Sept 1
Urban Beekeeping for Beginners, Aug 30 at 10 am, Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market
Atchafalaya Basin Program Technical Advisory Group meeting, Sept. 17 at 9:30 am in the LDNR Griffon Room, Baton Rouge
Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board meeting, Sept. 24 at 9:30 am in the LDNR Griffon Room, Baton Rouge
Tour du Teche IV - Oct. 3-5

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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 8/14/2014


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: 16.3'
24 hour change +0.6
Forecast: expect to FALL TO 15.8' by 8/19

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: 23.7'
24 hour change -0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.7' by 8/19

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 9.9'
24 hour change -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.8' by 8/19

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 3.2'
24 hour change 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.8' by 8/19

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 5.6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5.6' through 8/18

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 4.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.0' by 8/18

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 3.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.8' by 8/18
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 2.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.9' by 8/18

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 2.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.0' by 8/18

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 1.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.2' by 8/18

Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 8.81'

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 4.94'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.62'

Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Stage: 3.78'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 6.65'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 2.33'

Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Stage: 5.80'

Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Stage: 9.99'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 9.61'




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