Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!





The New Orleans Advocate: Cold fronts mean more ducks
Atchafalaya Basin Program: Bid Re-opened for Bayou Fourche Water Quality Project
Macaluso: Cold winds continue to plague coast
Louisiana Sportsman: Atchafalaya Delta WMA bow season off to a solid start
The Acadiana Advocate: Vernacular Inventions: Building a better mousetrap in south Louisiana

Save the Date:

Vernacular Inventions Demonstration, TODAY from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Lafayette Science Museum
Pine Needle Basketry, TODAY from 10 am - 2 pm at Marksville State Historic Site
Kids' Night at the Swamp, TONIGHT 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
Get Out and Fish! Community Fishing Program, Nov. 15 at Girard Park in Lafayette
Give A Whoop! Teacher Workshop, Nov. 15 from 9:30 am - 4 pm at 6101 Johnston Street in Lafayette
1st Annual Black Friday Protest Paddle, Nov. 28 from 8 am - 12 pm at Lake Martin
Prehistoric Mounds Tour, Nov. 29 from 10 am - 12 pm at Marksville State Historic Site
Al Berard Music Festival, Nov. 29 from 10 am to 11:30 pm at Hendry Guidry Memorial Park in Henderson
Rendez Vous des Cajuns, live-audience radio show every Saturday in Nov at 6 pm, Liberty Center in Eunice

Holiday Events in Cajun Country:

Thanksgiving Eve with Geno Delafose, Wed. Nov 26 at 7:30 pm at the Vermilllionville Performance Center

Christmas Open House and Parade, Nov. 29-30 from 10 am - 4 pm in Breaux Bridge

Le Grand Noël, Nov. 29 from 5-8 pm in Grand Coteau

Christmas on the Cajun Coast, Dec. 1-31in Franklin, Patterson, Berwick and Morgan City

Send in your Basin Pics!

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 11/14/2014


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'
Stage: 20.9'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 17.5' by 11/18

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: 23.1'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.0' by 11/18

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 9.9'
24 hour change -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.4' by 11/18

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 3.4'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.2' by 11/18

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 4.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.6' by 11/18

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 4.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.9' by 11/18

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 3.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 11/18

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 2.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 11/18

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 2.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.4' by 11/18

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 1.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 1.4' by 11/18

Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 8.54'

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 4.99'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.33'

Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Stage: 3.02'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 1.96'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 6.42'

Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Stage: 9.42'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 7.35'



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