Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Atchafalaya Basin Program recommends closure of Coon Trap Weir - Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!
|The Advocate: Macaluso fishing report: Bass action solid; trout moving in
|KATC: 13th Annual Atchafalaya Catfish Festival
|Louisiana Sportsman: Big 10-point goes down in Atchafalaya Basin
|PRI: These people are practically the last line of defense for Louisiana's endangered cypress swamps
|The Advertiser: 'Trailfeather' shakin' for all the right reasons, naturally
|Homer News: Red swamp crawfish turning up in Alaska
Save the Date:
|French Immersion Excursion (paddling), Oct. 10 from 10 am to noon in Breaux Bridge
|13th Annual Catfish Festival, Oct 9-10, at the Melville Civic Center, 1105 First Street
|Tour Des Atakapas, Oct. 10. Three, five, and seven-mile runs benefiting the completion of the Atakapas-Ishak Trail in Breaux Bridge.
|Vermilionville Beginner's Canoe/Kayak Lesson, Oct. 10 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Basinkeeper Paddle Trip to Henderson Lake, Oct. 10 in Henderson
|Plaquemine Lock Annual Reunion, Oct. 10 from 10 am to noon at the Lock house in Plaquemine
|Women's Brunch Paddle, Oct. 11 at Lake Martin (Pack & Paddle, reservations required)
|World Championship Gumbo Cookoff, Oct. 9 - 11 in New Iberia
|Presentation of Evangeline Water Ceremony, Oct. 10 from 5 - 7 pm at Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park
|Indian Mounds Along Bayou Teche, a presentation celebrating Archaeology Month, Oct. 14 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Musuem
|Teche Fest, Oct. 17 from 10 am to 6 pm in Breaux Bridge
|International Acadian Festival, Oct. 16 - 18 at Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park
|Experience Louisiana Festival, Oct. 17 - 18 at the LSU-Eunice campus
|Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade, Oct 18 from 10 am to 4 pm beginning in Vermilionville and ending at the Camelia Bridge Launch
|Cinema Française, Oct. 22 at 7 pm at the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
|Swamp Haunted Hikes, Oct. 16, 23, and 30 at BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Grand Réveil - Women Crafting Our Culture, Oct. 3 - 31 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center in Opelousas
|Creole Mourning Customs, Oct 24 - Nov 1 at Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge
|Louisiana Cajun Mud Challenge, Nov. 7 at Mud Bugz Mud Park, 1099 Lake Martin Rd., in Lafayette
|Longfellow-Evangeline Historic Site Tours, daily Wed - Sun from 9 am - 5 pm.
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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 10/9/2015
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.7' by 10/14
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 RISE to 23.1' by 10/14
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.6' by 10/14
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.4' by 10/14
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 7.5' by 10/13
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.3' by 10/13
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.4' by 10/13
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE 3.6' by 10/13
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 10/14
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.9' by 10/13
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