Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Project Nominations, May 31 is the last day to submit a project nomination for next year's plan
|The Advertiser: Adventure Acadiana: Tent camping in the Atchafalaya Swamp
|The Advertiser: Plenty of gators to go around
|Detroit Free Press: Letting the good times roll at Louisiana's Cycle Zydeco
|The Town Talk: Young black bear hangs out in Marksville neighborhood
|Times-Picayune: Jean Lafitte Park's wildflower walk a treasure hunt
|The Advertiser: Louisiana night hog hunting bill catches flak
Save the Date:
|WETSHOP 2015 , Registration Deadline is May 20
|4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival, May 21 - 24
|Blessing of the Boats and Boat Parade, May 24 at 2 pm at the Morrison Parkway public boat launch in False River
|Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival, May 21 - 25.
|Bayou Vermilion Kayak Lessons & Guided Paddle Trip, May 30 at 8 am at Vermillionville
|Healing Traditions: Creole folk medicine, May 30 from 11 am - 2 pm at Vermilionville
|Bird Walk at the Swamp, June 6 from 7 - 9 am at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Les Mains Guidées: Beadwork, June 6 from 10 am - 1 pm at Vermilionville
|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
|Les Coudre Points Quilting Circle, June 4 (and every Thursday) from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Highway 93 in Arnaudville
|Friends of the Atchafalaya monthly meeting, June 23 at 7 pm in Baton Rouge (no meeting for May)
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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 5/19/2015
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: +0.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 27.7' by 5/24
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 44.6' by 5/24
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 28.7' by 5/24
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.5' by 5/24
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 RISE to 25.8' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.9' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 18.0' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.6' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.2' by 5/24
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.0' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 4.8' through 5/24
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