Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Nature Conservancy: Atchafalaya River Basin Initiative will protect and conserve more than 5,000 acres of America's great swamp forest
|Cajun Coast Welcome Center Marks 1-year Anniversary
|The Advocate: Louisiana to receive several billion dollars as part of massive BP oil spill settlement with Gulf states
|LDWF: Louisiana Shrimp Task Force applauds the passage of HB 668
|KATC: Alligator snapping turtle study: is it endangered?
|The Advocate: Macaluso: It's calming down for the holiday
|Louisiana Sportsman: Cover crasher - Crankbait tips for the Atchafalaya Basin
| KATC: Louisiana's littering fines to rise, under newly-signed bill
Save the Date:
|4th of July Events - Fireworks and more at a location near you
|Rock the Fifth Berwick Patriotic Celebration festivities, July 5 from 5 - 9:30 pm along the beautiful Atchafalaya River Front on the water
|Jammin' In July Rock the 5th Morgan City's Independence Day Celebration, July 5 from 1 - 9:30 pm Lawrence Park and the Riverfront in Morgan City
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, July 8 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|Statewide Planning/Input Meeting for Long-Range Bicycle Map, July 9 at the Capitol Park Welcome Center, 900 North 3rd St. in
|10th Annual Quilt Show and Sale, July 11 from 10-2 at the Community Center, 216 Park Street
|Paddle at Two O'clock Bayou, July 11, meet at Pack and Paddle in Lafayette at 8 am
|Wood Stork & Wading Bird Feeding Event, July 18 from 7 am to 12 pm at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area - South Farm
|Bayou Grand Gueule Afternoon Paddle, July 19, meet at Pack and Paddle at 8 am
|2nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 25 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion at 828 E. Landry St. in Opelousas
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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 7/2/2015
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: 0.8'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 48.0' on 7/6
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 CREST at 53.5' on 7/18
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 36.5' on 7/18
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 14.5 on 7/19
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 RISE to 31.9' by 7/7
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.9' by 7/7
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 22.2' by 7/7
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.0' by 7/7
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.9' by 7/7
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.4' by 7/7
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.5' by 7/7
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