Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|LDWF: Baton Rouge, LDWF Wants You to Get Out and Fish!
|LA Sportsman: Invasive apple snails wreak havoc in Orange Grove marsh
|NOLA Times Picayune: Rising Mississippi River triggers increased levee inspections
|The Farm Press: George LaCour lives and breathes cotton
|St. Mary Now: Eagle Expo Dignitaries
|Country Roads: Cajun Sleigh Ride
|Save the Date:
|Crow Moon Paddle and Dinner, Lake Martin, LA, March 25
|Natural Easter Egg Dyeing at Vermilionville on March 25
|Bushcraft at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville on March 26
|Native American Residency at Vermilionville on March 26
|La Table Francaise at NUNU's, Arnaudville, LA March 26
|Annual Spring 2016 Open Car and Truck Show in Breaux Bridge, March 26
Cycle Zydeco, 4-day bicycle tour of Acadiana, March 30 - April 3
|Paddle Bayou Lafourche from Donaldsonville to Lockport, March 31st
|Cypress Sawmill Festival, April 1-3 in Patterson, LA
|Kite Fest Louisiane, April 1-3 in Port Allen, LA
|Becoming an outdoors woman, April 1-3 contact LDWF for more information
|Top of the Teche leonville to Arnaudville, LA on April 2
|Les Mains Guidees: Flint and Steel Fire Starting on April 2 at Vermilionville
|Walk with the Birds at Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge on April 2
|Music on the River, Plauemine Lock State Historic Site, April 2
|Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville on April 2
|Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail in Morgan City April 9
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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 3/18/2016Data is for 3/23/2016
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: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 28.0' by 3/28
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 RISE to 54.5' by 3/28
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 37.3' by 3/28
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.7' by 3/28
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 34.7' by 3/28
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.9' by 3/28
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.1' by 3/28
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 17.2' by 3/28
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.6' by 3/28
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 9.6' by 3/28
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 6.7' by 3/28
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Fore Bay at Morganza Floodway Temporary Gage
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson