Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Times-Picayune: Christmas Eve bonfires on levee still a go, weather permitting
|Louisiana Sportsman: How to read the astro tables to see more deer
|KATC: Christmas Full Moon
Save the Date:
|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
|Christmas Eve Bonfires, Dec 24 at 7 pm. More than one hundred bonfires will be lit up and down the river levees at around one block intervals between Gramercy, Lutcher, Paulina, and Reserve.
|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
|New Year's Eve Dance with Geno Delafose, Dec 31 at 8:30 pm at Vermilionville
|The Cajun Way, Jan 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. Local artisans, musicians, and experts show off their skills with demonstrations of music, dancing, quilting, and more, every Saturday in January at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Jean Lafitte National Park.
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Jan 6 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge.
|Wildlife Management Workshop, Jan 9 from 9:30 am to noon at the Port Barre Lions Club Facility. The focus is on the ecology and rearing of eastern blue birds and wood ducks. Nest boxes will be available for sale, and free Bayou Teche Paddle Trail mile signs are available for those with wood duck boxes on the Teche.
|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 12/22/2015
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: +0.7'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 37.1' by 12/27
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: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 46.6' by 12/27
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 30.5' by 12/27
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.7' by 12/27
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 REMAIN at 26.9' by 12/27
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.6' by 12/27
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.3' by 12/27
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 13.4' by 12/27
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.8' by 12/27
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 8.3' by 12/27
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.6' by 12/27
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