Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|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
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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 11/14/2014
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: 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'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.0' by 11/18
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.4' by 11/18
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.2' by 11/18
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.6' by 11/18
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.9' by 11/18
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 11/18
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 11/18
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.4' by 11/18
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 1.4' by 11/18
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson