Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
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
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
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.
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
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., year round
St. Martinville Creole Market
Evangeline Blvd. & Main St.
Sat. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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 Bitter Southerner: Atchafalaya: Take Me to the River
|WRKF: Fixing a Swamp's Broken Plumbing
|Louisiana Sportsman: Bear recovery has far-ranging benefits
|Times-Picayune: Swamp School in St. Charles Parish attracts more than 200 young campers
|KATC: Call to reinstate mercury testing in fish
|Sun Herald: Mississippi Alligator Hunting Permits Sold Out
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
|Vermilionville Beginner's Canoe/Kayak Lesson, Aug. 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 at Vermilionville
|Food Truck Fest at the Farmers Market, 10 am to 2 pm at the Teche Area Farmers Market in New Iberia
|Acadian Culture Day at Vermilionville on August 9
|National Day of the Acadians, Aug. 15, 250th anniversary of the arrival of the early French refugees who carved out a unique lifestyle for themselves in the South Louisiana soil. Throughout the day, interpretive rangers from Longfellow-Evangeline SHS will showcase the material culture of the early Acadians. 10 am to 6 pm in St. Martinville.
|Adoration On The Teche, a Eucharistic procession along Bayou Teche will take place from Leonville to St. Martinville, Aug. 15 at 8 am
|Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Aug. 12 - 16 at the Shrimp Festival Grounds in Delcambre
|Mississippi River Commission low-water inspection trip public meeting, Aug. 21 at 9 am at City Dock above the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge
|Bushcraft, Aug. 22 from 9 to 10 am at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Meeting, Aug. 29 from 8 am to 12 pm in Eunice
|Bayou Vermilion Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Aug. 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Howl at the Moon Lake Martin Paddle Trip, Aug. 29 at 5 pm at Lake Martin in Lafayette
|La Table Francaise at NUNU's, Aug. 29, enjoy coffee and homemade treats while engaging in group conversation in French from 9am to noon in Arnaudville
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, every Saturday in August at 4 pm at the Liberty Center in Eunice
|Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Sept. 4-7 in Morgan City
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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 8/4/2015
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: -0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 25.9' by 8/9
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 50.6' by 8/9
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 34.2' by 8/9
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.2' by 8/9
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 30.0' by 8/9
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.3' by 8/9
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.2' by 8/9
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.5' by 8/9
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.8' by 8/9
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.8' by 8/9
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.0' by 8.9
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson