Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|KATC: Organizers prepare for Rayne Frog Festival
|The Advocate: The Nature Conservancy releases new computer program that helps with water management in Louisiana
|LDWF: Single Boating Incident Leads to Fatality in Iberville Parish
|Country Roads: Southern Dewberries: Often confused for blackberries, this wild plant fruits in April and May
|The Advocate: Fishing Report: Verrett Basin, marshes south of U.S. 90 among freshwater hot spots
|Louisiana Sportsman: Partially-filled 5-gallon buck perfect for onboard trash
|Save the Date:
|Frog Festival, May 11 - 14 in Rayne
|Conversations in French around the Coffee Pot in St. Martinville on May 14
|Chitimacha Tour du Teche Paddle Race from New Iberia to Charenton on May 14
|French Immersion Excursion (paddling) May 14
|2016 Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade on May 15
|Basinkeeper Paddle Trip at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park on May 15
|2nd Annual Reduce, Reuse, Re-paddle Craft Race on May 15
|Spring inshore shrimp season opens, May 23
|LDWF Research, Management and Education Symposium, May 31 in Baton Rouge
|Free Recreational Fishing Days, June 11-12, statewide
|Angela Gregory from Paris to Port Allen exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum from April 2-June 12
|Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board Meeting, June 16 at 9 am in Baton Rouge
|Free Cajun Music, Dance Lessons, June 7 - 23 at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve's Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice
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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 5/13/2016
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: +1.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 38.9' by 5/18, expect to CREST at 39.5 on 5/16
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: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 48.0' by 5/18, expect to CREST at 48.0 on 5/16
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 31.4' by 5/18
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 12.0' by 5/18
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 27.9' by 5/18
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 21.5' by 5/18
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.3' by 5/18
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.9' by 5/18
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 8.2' through 5/18
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.4' by 5/18
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.0' by 5/18
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