Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|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
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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 11/25/2014
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: -0.4'
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'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.6' by 11/30
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.0' by 11/30
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.9' through 11/30
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.3' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.9' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 11/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.2' by 11/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 11/29
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