Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|KATC: Basin primitive campers encouraged to snap photos of the scenery
|The Advocate: Video: "The Advocate On the Outside: Atchafalaya Fishing Report"
|LDWF: California to Continue Sales of Alligator and Crocodilian Products
|Louisiana Sportsman: National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations set for this weekend
|Save the Date:
|Primitive Camping in the Atchafalaya Basin: Send in your camping photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and win a free souvenir hat!
|"Clean Out Your Freezer Day" to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 pm, multiple locations.
|Bayou Theater: Sept 26, 8 pm at Lake Fausse Point State Park
|Early Morning Paddle at Lake Martin, Sept. 20, Pack & Paddle, 7 am
|Louisiana Hummingbird Festival, Sept 20 in Lafayette
|Swamp Bound Guided Tour, Sept 20 at 11 am, Lake Fausse Point State Park
|LDWF's Louisiana Trappers Workshop, Sept. 20th
|Family Fish Fest, Sept. 27 at 9 am, Waddil Outdoor Education Center, Baton Rouge
|Sugar Cane to Cane Sugar, Sept. 23-27 at 1:30 pm, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville
|Public Meeting on Morganza Control Structure Management Changes, Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm, 301 W. Port St., St. Martinville
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board meeting, Sept. 24 at 9:30 am in the LDNR Griffon Room, Baton Rouge
|Public Meeting on Morganza Control Structure Management Changes, Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm, 728 Myrtle St., Morgan City
|Public Meeting on Morganza Control Structure Management Changes, Oct. 2 at 6:30 pm, 702 River Road, Baton Rouge
|Moonlight Hike, Oct. 3 at Lake Fausse Point State Park, 8 pm
|Atchafalaya Month Celebration, Oct 4-31 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Tour du Teche V - Oct. 3-5
|Swamp Life Expo, Oct. 4 in Grosse Tete
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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 9/25/2014
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Ohio 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 -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 17.3' by 9/30
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 -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.6' by 9/30
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change 0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.0' by 9/30
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change 0.3'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5.1' through 9/30
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 11.1 by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.1' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.6' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.3' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 9/30
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.1' by 9/30
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 9/30
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