Happy Holidays from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
Your Basin Bulletin will return in 2015.
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Times-Picayune: Second-split ducks plentiful in Louisiana's Coastal Zone
|The Advocate: Water, water everywhere - and now a new database will help Louisiana manage its rivers, watersheds and aquifers
|The News Star: Teddy bear could be removed from threatened list
|Wildlife and Fisheries: LDWF Offering Certification Course for Aquatic Education Instructors
Save the Date:
|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
|Women Only Overnight Paddle-Camping Trip, Saturday, Jan 3, departing at 9am
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Jan 7 at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 River Road North, in Baton Rouge
|Wood Duck Nest Box Workshop, Jan 10 in St. Martinville
|Help Friends of the Atchafalaya purchase a kayak for the Atchafalaya Swamp Base, through Feb 13
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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 12/18/2014
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 23.7' by 12/28
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: -1.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.1' by 12/28
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change -1.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.3' by 12/28
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.5' by 12/28
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.4' by 12/28
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.6' by 12/28
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.9' by 12/28
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.0' by 12/28
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 12/28
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.1' by 12/28
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.4' by 12/28
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