Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Advocate: The Nature Conservancy buys Atchafalaya Basin land to improve water flow on the property and encourage research
|Times-Picayune: Seafood Watch removes Louisiana shrimp from 'avoid' list
|LDWF: Advisory on Senate Bill 212
|Louisiana Sportsman: Duck numbers remain high, USFWS says
|The Advocate: Strong survey means another liberal season for waterfowlers
|LDWF: L.W.F.C. Sets 2015-2016 Early Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons
Save the Date:
|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 7/7/2015
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: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 45.9' by 7/12
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 55.5' on 7/18
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 37.0' on 7/18
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 15.5 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 33.5' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.1' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.2' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.5' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.1' by 7/12
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.8' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5.7' through 7/12
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