Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|The Advocate: Macaluso fishing report: Front means heading to deep water
|Duck Slayers: Top three hotspots on the Mississippi flyway
|The Advertiser: Scouting the Basin: A lesson in ambition
|The Advocate: Group spreading word that problems in 31-state Mississippi River basin must be fixed with widespread approach
|Times-Picayune: New device turns your fishing cork into a camera
|LDWF: Validate to Win Contest Provides Deer Hunters Chances for End of Season Prizes
Save the Date:
|Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Dec. 5 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Soap Making and Cajun Jam, Dec. 5 at 10 am (soap-making) and 1 pm (jam session), Vermilionville
|Creole Christmas, Dec. 9 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Advanced Canoe/Kayak Lesson & Guided Paddle Trip, Dec. 12 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Conversations in French around the Coffee Pot, Dec. 12 from 9 - 10:30 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Bayou Vermilion Intermediate/Advanced Canoe/Kayak Guided Paddle Trip, Dec. 12 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Old Time Christmas, Dec. 8 - 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at Vermilionville
|Noël Acadien au Village, Nov. 28 to Dec 23 at 200 Greenleaf Dr. in Lafayette
|Bayou Vermilion Novice Canoe/Kayak Lesson, Dec. 26 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Vermilionville
|Christmas on the Cajun Coast, Dec 1 - 31 throughout St. Mary Parish
|Working the Wetlands, art exhibit featuring the fishing culture of southern Louisiana, Dec 5 through January 30 at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans
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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 12/4/2015
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 48 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: +1.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 40.5' by 12/9
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: +1.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 43.5' by 12/9
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +1.3
Forecast: expect to RISE to 27.8' by 12/9
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.4' by 12/9
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 24.5' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 18.8' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 17.0' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.4' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.6' by 12/9
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.7' by 12/9
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.6' by 12/9
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