Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!



Atchafalaya NHA: Atchafalaya National Heritage Area 3-volume Curriculum NOW AVAILABLE to Educators
Video: "Advocate: On The Outside - November Duck Count"
Atchafalaya SwampBase: Outstanding Applicants Sought for Seasonal Staff
Louisiana Sportsman: Tracking the rut phases: Be in the woods when bucks are moving

Save the Date:

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
Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Saturday Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
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
Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Dec 2 at 9:30 am in the Griffon Rm. at DNR
LWF Commission Meeting, Dec. 4 at 9:30 am at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge
Southern Atchafalaya Eagle Paddle, Dec 6 in Morgan City, reservation required
Les Mains Guidées : Traditional Candle Making, Dec 9 from 6-8 pm at Vermilionville
Kids' Night Out at the Swamp, Dec 12 from 6-10 pm at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
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 -- Shops will be open late with candlelit streets and horse-drawn carriage rides
Sounds of the Season, Nov. 30 -- Acadiana Symphony Orchestra gives its annual holiday performance at St. Peters Catholic Church in New Iberia
Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade, Dec 13 at 6 pm at the Delcambre Locks following a day of festivities
Old Time Christmas, Dec 13 from 10 am - 4 pm in Vermilionville
Festival of the Bonfires, Dec 12-14 in Lutcher
Victorian Christmas at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Dec 1 - 31 in New Iberia
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 11/25/2014


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: 19.0'
24 hour change: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.1' by 11/30

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'
Stage: 22.7'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.6' by 11/30

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 10.3'
24 hour change -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.0' by 11/30

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 3.9'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.9' through 11/30

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 5.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.3' by 11/29

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 5.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 11/29

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 4.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.9' by 11/29

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 3.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 11/29

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 3.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.2' by 11/29

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 2.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 11/29

Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 9.07'

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 5.34'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.61'

Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Stage: 3.44'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 2.63'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 6.23'

Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Stage: 10.08'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 8.18'



  Department of Natural Resources
617 North Third Street | LaSalle Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 342-0556
Like Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
PROFILE OPTIONS: Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Archives
If you are having trouble viewing this message, please click here.