Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|KATC: Boat launch closed at Uncle Dick Davis Park in Butte La Rose
|The Advocate: Corps noting areas that need attention on Mississippi River levee; list is much shorter than 2011 flooding
|Times-Picayune: Count shows lots of ducks left coastal Louisiana in January
|The Advocate: Choppy water greets hydrologists taking Mississippi River measurements Friday, data used to determine spillway openings
|MyTechBits: Receding Waters Means Cleanup and Damage Assessment Can Begin
|NYTimes: Ban on Microbeads Proves Easy to Pass Through Pipeline
Save the Date:
|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
|Courir de Mardi Gras, Jan 31 from 10 am to 3 pm at Vermilionville
|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
|Courir de Mardi Gras Demonstrations and Workshops for Kids, Feb 6 from 9:30 am to 6 pm at Jean Lafitte's Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice
|Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Feb 6 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Walk with the Birds, Feb 6 from 7 - 9 am at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Cajun, Creole Showcase for NPS Centennial, Feb 13 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Liberty Theatre in Eunice
|Flashlight Night at the Swamp, Feb 19 at BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
|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 1/19/2016
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: -1.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 30.1' by 1/24, 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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 59.3.3' by 1/24, CRESTING
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 42.4' by 1/24, CRESTING
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 16.7' through 1/24, CRESTING
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 40.5' by 1/24
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 32.0' by 1/24
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 28.7' by 1/24
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 20.0' by 1/24
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.3' by 1/24
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.4' by 1/24
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.0' by 1/24
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