Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Daily Iberian: 13 oak trees are spared
|The Advocate: Macaluso: Trout still holding in deep holes
|WBRZ: Firewood could have dangerous, deadly bug
|The Advocate: Swamp fills with campers at holiday
|LDWF Provides Video Tips for Safe Hunting
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
|10th Annual Le Feu et L'Eau (Fire and Water) Rural Art Celebration, Dec 6 from 11 am to 11 pm
|Moonlight Paddle in Manchac Swamp, Dec. 6
|Rendez-vous des Cajuns live-audience radio show, Dec. 6 from 6 - 7:30 pm at the Liberty Theater in Eunice
|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:
|Lighting of the Village, Dec 5 from 5 - 8:30 pm at Le Vieux Village in Opelousas
|Christmas at Coteau, Dec 5-6 in Grand Coteau
|Christmas parade, lamp-lighting ceremony in Franklin Dec. 6, 6-9:30 pm
|The Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill 19th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Exhibit and Open House, Dec 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Louisiana State Museum in Patterson at Kemper Williams Park
|Eunice Community Concert Band and Choir Christmas Concert, Dec 11 and 12 at 7 pm at the Liberty Center for the Performing Arts in Eunice
|French Creole Christmas Celebration, Dec 12 from 3 - 6 pm at Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge
|City of Patterson Christmas Boat Lighting Parade, Dec 13 at 6 pm starting at Cajun Jack and ending at Bridge Road in the Lower Atchafalaya
|Rendez-vous des Cajuns live-audience radio show (Christmas edition), Dec. 13 from 6 - 7:30 pm at the Liberty Theater in Eunice
|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 12/4/2014
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: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.5' by 12/9
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: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 25.7' by 12/9
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.8' by 12/9
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.7' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.8' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.4' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.8' by 12/9
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.4' by 12/9
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