Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Atchafalaya NHA: Youth Wetands Week: Hashtag Competition
|Louisiana Sportsman: LSU AgCenter scientists creating poison bait to target wild hog population
|LDWF: Step Outside Day Set for May 10 at Sherburne W.M.A.
|The Advertiser: What do you do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife?
| **The House Natural Resource And Environment Committee is scheduled to hear HCR5, which is the resolution to approve the Annual Plan at 9:00 am on Wednesday April 22nd**
Save the Date:
|Earth Day & Festival Kick-Off Paddle at Lake Martin, April 22 at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge
|LSU AgCenter Managing Wildlife 2015 Spring Field Day, for land owners, managers, and others involved in wildlife management, April 23 at 3 pm at the LSU AgCenter Agriculture Building in Raceland
|Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, April 25 from 8 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Bushcraft Demonstrations, April 25 from 9 - 10 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Fourth Annual Pilgrimage to Bayou Chene, April 25 at the former Bayou Chene community in the Atchafalaya Basin
|Hwy. 14 Gateway Cleanup, April 25 from 9 am to noon in New Iberia
|Azalea Trail, April 1- 30 in New Iberia
|Kayaking 101 - Basic Skills for Flatwater Kayaking, April 30 at Lake Martin
|Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, May 1-3
|Last Bayou Passage: A Journey on the Last Steam-Powered Paddle Wheeler to Travel Bayou Teche, April 28 - May 3 at the Teche Theater in Franklin
|Iberia Parish Day, May 5 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center
|Step Outside Day, May 10 from 9 am to 3 pm at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in the Atchafalaya Basin
|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
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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 4/21/2015
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: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 43.7' by 4/26, expect to CREST at 45.0 on 4/22
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: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 50.9' by 4/26, expect to CREST at 51.4 on 5/4
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.9' by 4/26, expect to CREST at 34.5 on 5/4
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.8' by 4/26, expect to CREST at 14.0 on 5/6
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 30.6' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.9' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.5' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.8' by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.2' by 4/26
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.2 by 4/26
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5.3 through 4/26
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