Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|Times-Picayune: Prime duck-hunting area open to Louisiana hunters
|The Acadiana Advocate: State widening Interstate 10 to six lanes between Lafayette and the Atchafalaya Basin
|LDWF: Search Crews Find Missing Helicopter and Pilot
|Times-Picayune: Here's why fee increases, corporate names might be coming to Louisiana parks
|KATC: Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp
|Louisiana Sportsman: LSU study links wild hogs' DNA to waterborne pathogens in Central Louisiana
|Save the Date:
|How High's the Water Mama?, art exhibition, July 25 - Aug 14 at the Glassell Gallery in Baton Rouge
|Volunteers needed for Tour du Teche, deadline is Aug 5
|Wood Stork & Wading Bird Feeding Event, Aug 6 at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in Ramah
|Petite Tour du Teche, youth paddle race, Aug 6 in Breaux Bridge
|Les Mains Guidées-Native American Flint Knapping, Aug 6 at Vermilionville
|Old Fashioned Fais-Do-Do Barn Dance, Aug 6, at Lakeview RV Park in Eunice
|Acadian Culture Day, Aug 14 at Vermilionville
| Atchafalaya Basin History Lecture, Aug 24 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Museum
|Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Sept. 1 - 5 in Morgan City
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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 8/4/2016
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 24.6' by 8/09
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 33.5' by 8/09
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 17.7' by 8/09
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.3' by 8/09
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 13.5' by 8/09
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.5' by 8/09
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.4' by 8/09
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.4' by 8/09
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.0' by 8/08
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 8/08
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to REMAIN through 8/08
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene Cove
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