Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!



The Advocate: Macaluso: Give thanks for Louisiana's bounty
 LDWF: Louisiana Youth Can Register Now for 2014 Hunter of the Year Awards
Houma Times: Most hunters remain giddy for season to begin
 The Advertiser: Atchafalaya Voices: Cajuns show patience for old miser
AMSCL: Ted Broussard: A Farmer's Farmer

Save the Date:

LWF Commission Meeting, Dec. 4 at 9:30 am at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge
Moonlight Paddle in Manchac Swamp, Dec. 6
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:
Christmas parade, lamp-lighting ceremony in Franklin Dec. 6, 6-9:30 pm
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 12/2/2014


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: 22.6'
24 hour change: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 22.5' by 12/7

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: 23.3'
24 hour change: 0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 25.0' by 12/7

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 10.3'
24 hour change +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.7' by 12/7

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 2.9'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 12/7

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 5.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.4' by 12/6

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 4.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.0' by 12/6

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 3.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.4' by 12/6
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 2.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.1' by 12/6

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 2.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.0' by 12/6

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 1.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.0' by 12/6

Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 8.56'

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 4.79'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 17.03'

Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Stage: 3.02'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 2.06'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 6.21'

Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Stage: 9.63'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 8.26'




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