Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
The USGS would like to inform the public that due to reductions in funding the following water gages are scheduled to be discontinued within one month:
Lake Pelba at I-10
Bayou Fusillier of the Swamps
Bayou La Rose (in Beau Bayou management unit)
American Pass at Little Bayou Sorrel
|ABP: New tools allows users to construct virtual restoration projects in Atchafalaya Basin
|The Advocate: Regulators revive program to test mercury levels of fish caught in Louisiana waters
|Times-Picayune: Opening-day duck success down for Southeast Louisiana hunters
|Louisiana Sportsman: Basin's bass bite continues despite high water, cooler temps
|The Advocate: LWFC approves five-year zones map
Save the Date:
|Healing Traditions, Nov. 14, quarterly lecture series hosted by the Lafayette Master Gardeners, 11 am to noon at Vermilionville
|Atchafalaya Basin Festival, Nov. 14 in Henderson
|Bayou Vermilion Intermediate/Advanced Canoe/Kayak Guided Paddle Trip, Nov. 14 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Bayou Teche Paddle and Sunday Brunch, Nov. 15 from Leonville to Arnaudville.
|Bayou Vermilion Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Nov. 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Bushcraft, Nov. 28 from 9 - 10 am at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Al Berard Music Festival, Nov. 28 to benefit the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana
|Les Mains Guidées: Soap Making, Dec. 5 from 10 am to noon at Vermilionville
|Old Time Christmas, Dec. 8 - 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at Vermilionville
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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 11/10/2015
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.0' by 11/15
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: +0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 27.3' by 11/15
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.7' by 11/15
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.2' by 11/15
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 9.4' by 11/15
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.3' by 11/15
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5.6' through 11/15
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.6' by 11/15
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 3.4' by 11/15
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.6' by 11/15
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