Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
|The Advocate: Wildlife biologists unsure how much floods will affect deer mortality
|The Advertiser: Does Acadiana need a regional drainage authority?
|Times-Picayune: Hunting seasons open soon on Bayou Teche NWR
|Louisiana Sportsman: Amendment delays potential out-of-state deer carcass ban until March, 2017
|Plaquemine Post South: Several homes in East Iberville still facing aftermath of historic flood
|The Advocate: Deer, oysters top wildlife commission meeting
|LDWF Delays Drawdown on False River
Atchafalaya Basin Program Public Meetings for FY2018 Annual Plan
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 - 6:00 pm
St. Mary Parish
Cajun Coast Welcome Center
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Bayou Sorrell Branch Library
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
St. Martin Parish
1007 Amy St.
Henderson, Louisiana 70517
|Save the Date:
|Pepper Festival, Sept 16 - 18 in St. Martinville
|Dedication of Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, Sept 18, noon luncheon and 1 pm ceremony, 57845 Foundry Street in Plaquemine
|Swamp Fine Art Show Series: Louisiana Trees, Sept 1 - 25 at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge
|Free talk on New Acadia Project, Oct 12 at 6 pm at the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main Street, Jeanerette
|Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Oct 13-16 at Lafayette's Girard Park
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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 9/8/2016
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: -0.6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.0' by 9/13
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 31.5' by 9/13
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 16.3' by 9/13
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.1' by 9/13
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 12.0' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 8.4' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.7' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.7' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.1' by 9/13
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.1' by 9/13
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.1' by 9/13
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