Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!



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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Let us know if you have an upcoming event to promote the Basin!

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


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: 15.4'
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'
Stage: 24.3'
24 hour change: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.2' by 9/13

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 10.4'
24 hour change: -0.8'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.9' by 9/13

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 3.4'
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'
Stage: 7.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.2' by 9/13

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 5.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.8' by 9/13

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 4.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 9/13

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 3.6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.6' through 9/13

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 3.1'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 3.1' through 9/13

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 7.9'
Forecast: malfunction

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 2.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.2' by 9/13

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 5.82'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.40'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 2.68'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 7.27'

Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Stage: 6.22'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 10.08'



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