Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Ask The Advocate: Atchafalaya Welcome Center
|Times-Picayune: Graph shows how quickly Louisiana speckled trout grow
| KATC: Lower water in Henderson Lake causes boat launch closure
| Louisiana Sportsman: Hot new electronics are coming
|The Advocate: Outdoors Calendar
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Public Meeting Schedule:
|Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm
58050 Meriam Street
Plaquemine, Louisiana 70765
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm
St. Martin Parish
1007 Amy St.
Henderson, Louisiana 70517
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm
St. Mary Parish
Morgan City Auditorium
728 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
Save the Date:
|Primitive Camping in the Atchafalaya Basin: Throughout October. Send in your camping photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and win a free souvenir hat!
|Atchafalaya Month Celebration, Oct 4-31 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|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
|Les Mains Guidées: Tatting, Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm at 300 Fisher Road in Vermilionville
|Pine Needle Basketry, Nov 14,10 am - 2 pm at Marksville State Historic Site
|Kids' Night at the Swamp, Nov. 14 from 6-10 pm at Bluebonnet Swamp, 0503 North Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge
|Bushcraft, Nov 15, 9-10 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Spanish Festival Exhibit, Nov. 14-30 at the Bayou Teche Museum, 131 East Main Street, New Iberia
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, live-audience radio show every Saturday in Nov at 6 pm, Liberty Center in Eunice
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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 10/28/2014
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 18.4' by 11/2
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 FALL to 29.6' by 11/2
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -1.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.0' by 11/2
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.9' by 11/2
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.1' by 11/2
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.2' by 11/2
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.5' by 11/2
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.1' by 11/2
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.1' by 11/2
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.9' by 11/2
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
Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut