Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Houma Times: Bluegills attack! Recreational fish striking on light bait in local waters
|LDWF: Louisiana's free fishing weekend set for June 6-7
|The Advertiser: She's 6 and she will change the world
|Avoyelles Today: Red River Rising Should Be Minimal in Avoyelles
|The Advocate: Fishing report: Don't pass on a great weekend
Save the Date:
|Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 6 - 7 from 11 am to 7 pm at Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans
|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 11 (and every Thursday) from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Highway 93 in Arnaudville
|National Trails Day at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, June 6 from 9 - 11 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Bankline Management Workshop, June 6 from 9 am to noon at the Breaux Bridge Library
|Creole Culture Day, June 7 from 10am to 5 pm at Vermilionville
|Beginner's Canoe/Kayak Lesson, June 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Friends of the Atchafalaya monthly meeting, June 23 at 7 pm in Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Technical Advisory Group Meeting, June 24 at 9:30 am at 617 N. 3rd St. in Baton Rouge
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, June 25 at 9:30 am at 617 N. 3rd St. in Baton Rouge
|Intermediate Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Paddle Trip, June 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Ann Vidrine: Cajun Fiddler, lecture and performance for kids 5 to 11 at various branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 10 am June 22, 23, 24, 25, and 29.
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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 6/5/2015
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: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.2' by 6/10
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 50.8' by 6/10, expect to CREST at 51.5 on 6/13
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 33.7' by 6/10, expect to CREST at 34.5 on 6/13
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 13.3' by 6/10, expect to CREST at 13.5 on 6/14
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 31.2' by 6/09
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.6' by 6/09
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.9' by 6/09
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.0' by 6/09
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.5' by 6/10
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.8' by 6/10
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.2' by 6/10
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