Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Atchafalaya NHA: National Parks Service approves outdoor recreation plan for Louisiana
|The Advertiser: Atchafalaya Voices: New railroad sparked tax debate
|Times_Picayune: Season of promise slowing down for Louisiana duck hunters
|Science Daily: Protect the world's deltas, experts urge
|LDWF: LWFC Hears Ducks Unlimited Update on Breeding Grounds Progress in Canada
Save the Date:
|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:
|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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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 12/9/2014
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: +2.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 34.2' by 12/14
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 27.1' by 12/14
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change 0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.7' by 12/14
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.9' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.4' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.5' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.8' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.5' by 12/14
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.3' by 12/14
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.0' by 12/14
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