Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|The Advocate: Notebook: Hunters battle water everywhere
|LDWF: Sherburne WMA South Farm Unit Closed Due to High Water
|Times-Picayune: The Atchafalaya swamp like you've never seen it before
|Louisiana Sportsman: January squirrel rut is perfect hunting period
|Avoyelles Today: Cattlemen Ready, but hope moving livestock will not be needed
|USACE: President appoints Corps' Brig. Gen. Hill to Mississippi River Commission
Save the Date:
|French Immersion Excursion (song workshop), Jan 16 from 10 am to noon at the Assumption Parish Library in Pierre Part
|Hilltop Symposium: The Living Landscape, Jan 16 from 8:30 - noon at 11855 Highland Road in Baton Rouge
|Women's Mimosa Brunch Paddle, Jan 17 from 8 - 10:30 am at Lake Martin
|A program about Black Bears will be presented by US Fish & Wildlife Service, Jan 21 at 4 pm at the Alex P. Allain Memorial Library in Franklin
|Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Jan 20 - 27 in Lafayette
|Cajun French Music Association January Dance, Jan 23 from 8 - 10:30 pm at 11175 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge
|Outdoor Photography Workshop and Hike, Jan 27 at Pack and Paddle
|Register for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" workshop, Jan 29
|Kayaking 101, Jan 30 from 10 am to noon at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge
|The Cajun Way, Every Saturday in January (9, 16, 23, and 30) 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.
|Working the Wetlands, art exhibit featuring the fishing culture of southern Louisiana, Dec 5 through January 30 at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans
|Second Annual Save the Basin event, Jan 31 from 11 am to 5 pm at Artmosphere Bistro in Lafayette
|Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Feb. 2 at 9:30 in Baton Rouge
|11th Annual Eagle Expo & More, Feb 25 - 27 in Morgan City
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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 1/15/2016
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: -1.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 39.6' by 1/20, CRESTED
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: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 60.3' by 1/20, expect to CREST at 60.5 on 1/18
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 43.2' by 1/20, expect to CREST at 43.5 on 1/18
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 17.0' through 1/20
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 41.2' by 1/20
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 32.5' by 1/20
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 30.0' by 1/20
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 20.5' by 1/20
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.4' by 1/20
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.5' by 1/20
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.9' by 1/20
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