Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|US Army Corps of Engineers: Public Notice for Beau Bayou Water Management Unit (Comment period ends 6/11/2016)
|Louisiana Sportsman: Expert tips for Atchfalaya Basin bass fishing
|LDWF: Enjoy a Weekend of Free Fishing in Louisiana
|USGS: A Climate Change Adaptation Plan in Response to Sea Level Rise for the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
|LSU: Working Landscapes: Calumet Crossings
|Discovering a New Ecosystem through Science Research: Watch the Delta Grow
|Save the Date:
|St. John School Open Bass Tournament, June 4, check-in from 4:30-8 am and weigh-in from 1-3 pm, Jack Miller's La. 75 at La. 3066
|Swamp Bird Walks at Bluebonnet, June 4 from 7 - 9 am in Baton Rouge
|Festival du Bayou Cajun, June 4 from 9 am at Evergreen Cajun Center in Houma
|Rendez Vous des Cajuns, June 4 at 6 pm at Liberty Center in Eunice
|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
|Guest Chefs at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, every Saturday at 4 pm at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice
|Old Fashioned Fais-Do-Do Barn Dance, Saturday nights in June at Lakeview RV Park in Eunice
|3rd Annual Atchafalaya Basin Bowfishing Tournament, July 23-24, Bayou Amy Boat Launch in Henderson
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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 6/3/2016
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 26.8' by 6/8
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 45.2' by 6/8
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 28.9' by 6/8
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.0' by 6/8
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 25.1' by 6/8
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.1' by 6/8
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 17.2' by 6/8
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 12.8' through 6/8
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 8.0' through 6/8
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 7.9 through 6/8
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN at 5.0' through 6/8
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
Little Alabama Bayou at Sherbourne
Bayou La Rompe at Lake Long
Keelboat Pass below Lake Chicot