Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|USACE: Corps deactivates Phase II flood fight
|The Advertiser: Annual fete celebrates Acadian struggle and survival
|KATC: 80th annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival set for Labor Day Weekend
|The Advocate: Young outdoorsmen honored by La. Outdoor Writers Association
|Avoyelles Today: 'Country Store' offers look at rural Avoyelles
|WVUE: Heart of Louisiana: Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station
Save the Date:
|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 8/11/2015
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: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.2' by 8/16
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: -1.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 46.0' by 8/16
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 29.5' by 8/16
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.5' by 8/16
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 26.1' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.0' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.3' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.8' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.4' by 8/16
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.8' by 8/16
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.4' by 8/16
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
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