Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Times-Picayune: Why do so many Louisiana natives stay or return to the state?
|KATC: Coast Guard enforcing Shrimp and Petroleum Festival safety zone
|Louisiana Wildlife Federation: LWF Photo Contest Winners Announced
|The Advocate: Macaluso: Heat is on; keep an eye on tropics
|Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism: Request for Proposals
| Save the Date
|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
|La Table Française, Aug 30, 2-5 pm, NUNU Art and Culture Collective, Arnaudville
|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
|Swamp Life Expo, Oct. 4 in Grosse Tete
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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 8/21/2014
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
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 +1.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.0' by 8/25
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 -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.0' by 8/25
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -0.5'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 8.8' by 8/25
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.7' by 8/25
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'
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.4' by 8/25
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.6' by 8/25
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.8' by 8/25
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 2.6' by 8/25
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.9' by 8/25
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.1' by 8/25
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