Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Times-Picayune: Forget April showers; admire some gators and flowers
|KATC: The Vermilion River is at flood stage
|The Advocate: Robert Love's work with whooping cranes recognized
|Louisiana Sportsman: Impacts of the 2014 acorn crop
Save the Date:
|Washington Catfish Festival, April 16- 19 at 143 Veterans Memorial Highway in Washington
|Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Festival, April 17 - 19 in downtown Franklin
|Top of the Teche, a 7.7-mile canoe race from Leonville to Arnaudville, April 18
|Cajun Classique, 5-day wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche, April 13th to 19th
|Earth Day & Festival Kick-Off Paddle at Lake Martin, April 22 at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge
|Azalea Trail, April 1- 30 in New Iberia
|Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, May 1-3
|Creole Okra Festival, May 14-16 at 203 N. New Market Street 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
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 4/14/2015
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: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 42.4' by 4/19, expect to CREST at 43.0 on 4/15
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 FALL to 48.3' by 4/19
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.6' by 4/19
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.8' by 4/19
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 28.7' by 4/19
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 22.1' by 4/19
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.9' by 4/19
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.8' by 4/19
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.6' by 4/19
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.0 by 4/19
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.4' by 4/19
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Beau Bayou N. of Bayou Darby
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson