Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|Daily Comet: Plans begin for coastal projects
|The Daily Iberian: Shoopmans fish their way to Hawg Fight title
|LSU Ag Center: Feral hog damage to Louisiana farms now estimated at $74 million
|KATC: Blessing of the Fleet at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
|Louisiana Sportsman: Lost in paradise - Survival tips when you get lost in the woods or on the water
|KATC: Tour Des Atakapas Leads to Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
|Upcoming Meetings of the ABP for the 2017 Annual Plan:
|Public Meeting, Tues., Oct. 6 at 6 pm at City Hall, 1007 Amy St. in Henderson
|Public Meeting, Wed., Oct. 7 at 6 pm at the Iberville Parish Chambers, 58050 Meriam St. in Plaquemine
|Public Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 8 at 6 pm at the Visitor Center, 900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Morgan City
Save the Date:
|Longfellow-Evangeline Historic Site Tours, daily Wed - Sun from 9 am - 5 pm
|Atchafalaya Region Chapter/Quail Forever Banquet, Sept. 9 at 6 pm at John Folse's White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O'Neal Road in Baton Rouge
|A Sojourn Forgotten-The Acadians of Maryland, Sept 10 at 6:30 pm at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales
|Lydia Cajun Food Fest, Sept 11 - 12 at 4412 Weeks Park Road in Lydia
|Les Mains Guideés: Canning and Preserving, Sept 12 from 10 am - 12 pm at Vermilionville
|Deadline for Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail site submissions: Sept. 15
|C.C. Lockwood's Louisiana Wild LIVE, Sept 16 at 6 pm at the Manship Theater in Baton Rouge
|Pepper Festival, Sept 18 - 19 near the Evangeline Oak in downtown St. Martinville
|Cajun French Music Festival, Sept 19 from 9 am to 5 pm in New Iberia
|Hummingbirds, Sept 19 at 2 pm, join Louisiana State Arboretum staff to learn how to attract hummingbirds to your own yard with flowers and feeders, Ville Platte
|Become a Tour du Teche Volunteer, Deadline to become a volunteer: Sept. 25.
|Tour Des Atakapas, Oct. 10. Three, five, and seven-mile runs benefiting the completion of the Atakapas-Ishak Trail in Breaux Bridge
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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 9/8/2015
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: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.9' by 9/13
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: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.2' by 9/13
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.9' by 9/13
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 9/13
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 to FALL to 7.2' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.8' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.6' through 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.1' through 9/13
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.2' by 9/13
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