Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|The Advocate: Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers expected to crest soon as water levels begin slow fall
|Pointe Coupee Reporter: USDA Declares Pointe Coupee Disaster Area Due To Crop Losses By Excessive Rain, Wind, & Hail
|Louisiana Sportsman: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept 20
|Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Develops Water Heritage Trail
|Louisiana Sportsman: Waterborne law enforcement
|Westside Journal: High river levels halt construction on levee
|Country Roads: American Lotus
|LDWF: Wood Stork and Wading Bird Event Set for Aug. 8 at Sherburne WMA's South Farm
|Louisiana Sportsman: How to peel a blue crab
|Country Roads: McIlhenny's World Record Alligator
Save the Date:
|Bayou BBQ Bash in Morgan City July 23 - July 25
|Native American Residency : Avogel Tribe of Louisiana at Vermilionville on July 25
|LA Outdoor Festival in Lafayette July 25-27
|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
|Cajun French Music Association Dance in Baton Rouge, July 25
|Bushcraft Demonstrations in St. Martinville, July 25
|Louisiana Outdoor Expo, July 24 - 26 at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette
|Bal du Dimanche at Vermilionville on July 26
|Acadian Day of Remembrance, July 28 at 3 pm at 121 South New Market St. in St. Martinville
|Friends of the Atchafalaya Meeting in Lafayette on July 28, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
|Acadie Then and Now, A People's History in Donaldsonville
|Professional Development Workshop for Teachers, July 30-31 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Vermilionville
|Les Mains Guidees: Beekeeping at Vermilionvlle on August 1
|Petit Tour du Teche, paddling race for kids 5-17 with various age divisions, Aug 1
|Wood Stork & Wading Bird Feeding Event, Aug 8 from 7 am to 12 pm at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area - South Farm
|Conversation in French around the coffee pot in St. Martinville, August 8
|Acadian Culture Day at Vermilionville on August 9
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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 7/24/2015
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: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 38.4' by 7/29
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' CRESTED
Forecast: expect to FALL to 55.8' on 7/29
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0' CRESTED
Forecast: expect to FALL to 38.7' on 7/29
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0' CRESTING
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 15.5 on 7/29
LEVEES PROTECT CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO 20 FT STAGE.
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 FALL to 34.1 by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 26.7' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.8' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 16.99' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 9.4' by 7/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.3' by 7/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.1' by 7/29
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