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
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|Atchafalaya: Take Me to the River: Short film features Atchafalaya Basin
|The Advocate: Macaluso: West winds, heat play key role for anglers
|LDWF: L.D.W.F. Announces 2015 Waterfowl Hunter Survey Results
|St. Mary Now: Port gets visit from international trade vessel
|Louisiana Sportsman: Federal duck stamp price increase in effect for 2015-16 season
| The Advocate: Dead zone off Louisiana coast slightly larger than last summer, but triple the size of the target set by a task force
Save the Date:
|Wood Stork & Wading Bird Feeding Event, Aug 8 from 7 am to 12 pm at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area - South Farm
|Nest Box Building Workshop, Aug 8 from 9 am until noon at the Acadiana Park Nature Station , 1205 E. Alexander Street in Lafayette
|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 8/7/2015
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: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.0' by 8/12
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: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 48.3' by 8/12
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.5' by 8/12
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.6' by 8/12
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 26.6' by 8/12
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.0' by 8/12
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.1' by 8/12
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.5' by 8/12
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.0' by 8/12
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.7' by 8/12
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.4' by 8/12
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