Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS:
|ABP: Atchafalaya Basin Program seeks public input on Coon Trap Weir
|Times-Picayune: Cool front arrives just in time for teal-season opener
|The Advocate: Macaluso: One good fishing day before front arrives
|Daily World: Atchafalaya Bridge in Krotz Springs renamed Wednesday
|LDWF: LDWF Announces Fishing Regulations Cover Photo Contest
|KATC: Native American Culture Day to take place at Vermilionville
|Garden and Gun: Muggy Majesty: The Beauty of Southern Swamps
|Upcoming Meetings of the ABP for the 2017 Annual Plan:
|Public Meeting: Thurs., Sept. 24 at 5 pm at the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse in Marksville
|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:
|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
|2015 Bayou Chene Reunion, Sept 19 from 10 am to 4 pm at Lake End Park in Morgan City
|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.
|Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, Sept 23 at 5 pm in New Iberia
|Become a Tour du Teche Volunteer, Deadline to become a volunteer: Sept. 25.
|Harvest Moon Paddle & Supper at Lake Martin, Sept 25 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm,
|Native American Culture Day, Sept 26 from 10 am to 4 pm in Vermilionville.
|410 de Louisiane Paddle Race, Sept 26-27, paddle race from Bossier City to Berwick, visit www.tourduteche.com for more information.
|Tour Des Atakapas, Oct. 10. Three, five, and seven-mile runs benefiting the completion of the Atakapas-Ishak Trail in Breaux Bridge.
|Longfellow-Evangeline Historic Site Tours, daily Wed - Sun from 9 am - 5 pm.
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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 9/11/2015
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 RISE to 17.2' by 9/16
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 24.1' by 9/16
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.7' by 9/16
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.7' by 9/16
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 to RISE to 7.6' by 9/16
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.1' by 9/16
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 4.4' through 9/16
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.8' by 9/16
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.1' by 9/16
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 9/16
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.5' by 9/16
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