Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Daily Iberian: Tribe's heartbeat: At Chitimacha Pow Wow, drum sounds for all to hear
| LDWF: Map Available With Louisiana Estimated Deer Breeding Periods
| Country Roads: Here, Piggy Piggy: Hog heaven needs some thinning
| SLU: Southeastern Channel student documentary wins international awards
|Atchafalaya SwampBase: Now is the time to register for a 2016 High Adventure Trek
|Save the Date:
|Primitive Camping in the Atchafalaya Basin: Throughout October. Send in your camping photos to email@example.com and win a free souvenir hat!
|Atchafalaya Month Celebration, Oct 4-31 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Blackpot Camp, Oct 19-24 in Eunice
|Cajun Music History Talk and Demonstration, Oct 22 from 6-8 pm at the Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum
|5 Great Paddle Trips in the Atchafalaya Seminar, Oct. 23 at 6 pm, Pack & Paddle in Lafayette (FREE)
|Flowers that Heal, Oct 23 at 7 pm, Burden Center & Gardens, Baton Rouge
|Blackpot Festival and Cook-Off, Oct 24 and 25 at the Acadian Village in Lafayette
|Birds and Breakfast Hike, Oct 25 and 26, 8 am at Lake Fausse Point State Park
|Prehistoric Mounds Tour, Oct 25 at Marksville State Historic Site
|Franklin Harvest Moon Festival, Oct 25 in Franklin
|Sweet Dough Pie Festival, Oct 25 in Grand Coteau
|Feast on the Levee, Oct 26 from 11 am to 7 pm, 402 South Kirkland Drive, Brusly
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board meeting, Oct 29 at 9:30 am at DNR, Baton Rouge
|Noises in the Night Evening Hike, Oct 30, 6:30-7:30 pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
|Atchafalaya Basin Sweep, Nov 1 from 8 am to 12 pm
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Nov 5 at 10 am, Capitol Park Welcome Center, Baton Rouge
|L'Ordre du Bon Temps, Nov. 6 at Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville
|Cracklin Festival, Nov 6-9 in Port Barre
|Fiber Festival, Nov 7-8 from 10 am to 4 pm, Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park Main Pavilion,
|Atchafalaya Basin Festival, Nov 8 at Henry Guidry Memorial Park in Henderson
|Native American Cultural Day, Nov 8 from 9 am to 4 pm
|Jeanerette Live! Festival, Nov 9 from 10 am to 10 pm in Jeanerette
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, live-audience radio show every Saturday in Nov at 6 pm, Liberty Center in Eunice
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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 10/21/2014
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
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: -1.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.6' by 10/26
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'
24 hour change: +0.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 37.1' by 10/26
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change +0.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.5' by 10/26
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.4' by 10/26
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.6' by 10/25
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.5' by 10/25
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.0' by 10/25
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.6' by 10/25
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.5' by 10/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.5' by 10/21
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
Stage: NOT AVAILABLE
Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson