Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Advocate: March the time freshwater fishing starts to peak
|Louisiana Sportsman: Slow presentation key for Basin bass bite
|Times-Picayune: Video: Warm spell inspires Bayou Lacombe panfish to feed
|LDWF: Spring Brings Family Fishing Action at LDWF's Family Fish Fests
Save the Date:
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, March 4 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|6th Annual Art Walk in Franklin, March 4 from 5 pm to 8 pm
|Howl at the Moon Evening Paddle at Lake Martin, March 4 at 4:30 pm
|Les Mains Guidée: Palmetto Weaving Workshop, March 7 from 10 am - noon at Vermilionville
|Shadows-on-the-Teche Arts & Crafts Fair, March 7 from 9 am - 4 pm in New Iberia
|Dutch Oven Gathering, March 7. Demonstration with cast-iron pots over coals starting at 9:30 am. Samples will be served at noon. Longfellow/Evangeline State Historic Site in Marksville
|Online Tree Sale, through March 9 at batonrougegreen.com
|Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, a visual art exhibit that explores the destructive beauty and complex role of invasive aquatic plants upon the fragile ecology of Louisiana's bayous, Jan 10 through March 15 at LASM in Baton Rouge
|Louisiana Sportsman Show: March 12-15 at Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales
|Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flat-water Kayaking Course, March 12 at 5 pm at Lake Martin
|Annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup Event, March 14 from 8 am - noon along the 106 mile stretch of Bayou Lafourche from Donaldsonville to Leeville
|Beginner's Canoe/Kayak Lesson, March 14 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival and Wooden Boat Congrès, March 15 from 10 am - 4 pm in St. Martinville
|Alligators: Dragons in Paradise, a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Florida History TREX program. March 7 through June 6 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge
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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 3/3/2015
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: -1.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 29.3' by 3/08
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: +1.9'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 37.9' by 3/08
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +1.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.7' by 3/08
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.3' by 3/08
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 RISE to 20.9' by 3/08
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.1' by 3/08
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.7' by 3/08
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.6' by 3/08
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.5' by 3/08
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.9' by 3/08
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 3/08
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson