Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!



August 2 - 8 is National Farmer's Market Week

Find one near you:

Marksville Farmers Market
122 E. Mark St.
Sat. 8-11 a.m., June

Baton Rouge
Red Stick Farmers Market #1
Fifth St. & Main St.
Sat. 8 a.m.- noon, year round

Zachary Famers Market
City Hall side parking lot
Sat. 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., year round

New Iberia
Teche Area Farmers Market
Main St. Bouligny Plaza
Tues. 2:30-6 p.m., Sat. 7-11 a.m.

Acadiana Farmers Market
801 Foreman Dr. & Dulles St.
Tues., Thurs. & Sat. 5 - 10 a.m.
Year round

St. Landry Farmers Market
952 East Landry St., Hwy. 190
Tues., Thurs. & Sat. 6:30-11 a.m.

Eunice Farmers Market
Second St. & Park Ave.
Wed. 3:30-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.

Washington Community Farmers
Town Pavilion
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., year round

St. Martinville
St. Martinville Creole Market
Evangeline Blvd. & Main St.
Sat. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

St. Martinville
Bayou Teche Market
203 New Market St.
Sat. 7 a.m.-11 a.m., year round

Franklin Farmers' Market
306 Willow St.
Sat. 8 a.m.-noon,
Tues. 2 p.m.-6 p.m., year round 

The Weather Channel: Flood Warning Continues for Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
WRKF: Nature Conservancy Begins Long-Term Restoration Effort In Atchafalaya Basin
Louisiana Sportsman: Cover crasher - Crankbait tips for the Atchafalaya Basin
The Advocate: Lawsuit filed in an attempt to stop injection well permit in Belle River
Only in Your State: 9 Of The Most Special Small Towns In Louisiana
LDWF: Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Sets Fall Shrimp Season
The Advocate: A tempting target: Louisiana stands to gain substantial funds for coastal projects
Plaquemine Post South: Iberville Parish Library to host Chatsworth Sugar Plantation exhibit
Country Roads: McIlhenny's World Record Alligator 

Save the Date:

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
Adoration On The Teche, a Eucharistic procession along Bayou Teche will take place from Leonville to St. Martinville, Aug. 15 at 8 am
Mississippi River Commission low-water inspection trip public meeting, Aug. 21 at 9 am at City Dock above the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge
Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Meeting, Aug. 29 from 8 am to 12 pm in Eunice


Send in your Basin Pics!

Let us know if you have an upcoming event to promote the Basin!

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 7/31/2015


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'
Stage: 35.3'
24 hour change: -1.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 30.9' by 8/5

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'
Stage: 55.8'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 54.3' by 8/5

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 38.7'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 37.4' by 8/5

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 15.4'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.1 by 8/5

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'
Stage: 34.0'
Forecast: expect FALL to 33.2' by 8/5

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 26.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 26.0' by 8/5

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 23.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.4' by 8/5

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 17.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.8' by 8/5

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 9.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.4' by 8/5

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 10.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.2' by 8/5

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 6.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.1' by 8.5

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 6.61'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.56'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 8.36'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 14.31'

Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Stage: 11.86'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 15.70'

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