Department of Natural Resources
Atchafalaya Basin Bulletin

Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!



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


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: 15.1'
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'
Stage: 21.6'
24 hour change: +1.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 23.1' by 10/14

Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
Stage: 8.2'
24 hour change: +0.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 10.6' by 10/14

Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
Stage: 3.0'
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'
Stage: 6.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.5' by 10/13

Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Stage: 4.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.3' by 10/13

Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Stage: 3.6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.4' by 10/13

Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Stage: 3.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE 3.6' by 10/13

Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Stage: 2.3'
Forecast: unavailable

Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Stage: 2.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.7' by 10/14

Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Stage: 2.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.9' by 10/13

Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel

Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Stage: 5.77'

Bayou Courtableau
Stage: 18.48'

Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Stage: 2.34'

Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Stage: 6.26'

Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Stage: 4.87'

Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson
Stage: 8.68'



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