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 Advocate: Wildlife and Fisheries announces dates for Louisiana waterfowl hunting season
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


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: 28.6'
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'
Stage: 53.7'
24 hour change: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 48.3' by 8/12

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 36.6'
24 hour change: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.5' by 8/12

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 14.5'
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'
Stage: 31.6'
Forecast: expect FALL to 26.6' by 8/12

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 24.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.0' by 8/12

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 22.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.1' by 8/12

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 16.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.5' by 8/12

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 8.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.0' by 8/12

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 9.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.7' by 8/12

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 6.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.4' by 8/12

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 6.40'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.40'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 8.13'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 13.86'

Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Stage: 11.67'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 15.54'

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