Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|KATC: U.S. Coast Guard to regulate towing vessels
|Times-Picayune: Old Greenwich, Conn., new home to red swamp crawfish, newspaper says
|LDWF: Outstanding Hunter Education Volunteers Recognized
|KATC: Saharan Desert Arrives in Acadiana, Bringing Haze with It
|The Advocate: Macaulso: Father's Day special for outdoorsmen
|KATC: Iberia mosquito abatement to perform flights Wednesday through Friday
| LDWF: Public Comment Period for State Wildlife Action Plan
Save the Date:
|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.
|International Mud Day, June 30 from 9 am - noon at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, July 8 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|10th Annual Quilt Show and Sale, July 11 from 10-2 at the Community Center, 216 Park Street
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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 6/23/2015
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: +1.0'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 45.5' by 6/27
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: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 53.0' on 7/7
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 36.0' on 7/8
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 14.5 on 7/8
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 29.2' by 6/28
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 22.2' by 6/28
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.7' by 6/28
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 14.5' by 6/28
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 8.5' through 6/28
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 8.6' through 6/28
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.2' by 6/28
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