Greetings from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
CURRENT HUNTING SEASONS
Squirrel and Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Daily bag limit: 8
Deer: Archery, Oct 16 - Feb 15
Primitive Firearms, Nov. 12-18 and Jan 30-31 (bucks only); Jan 23-29 (either sex)
Deer Daily Bag Limit: 1 antlered and 1 antlerless (when legal)
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|Save the Date:
|Attakapas Trade Days, Nov. 5 from 10 am to 3 pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Wine-making Workshop, Nov 5 from 10 am to 12 pm at Vermilionville
|Fly Fishing 101, Nov. 10 at 6 pm at Pack & Paddle in Lafayette
|Beaver Full Moon Paddle, Nov. 12 at Lake Martin
|Intermediate Canoe/Kayak Lesson and Guided Paddle Trip, Nov. 12 at Vermilionville
|Flashlight night at Bluebonnet Swamp, Nov. 19
|Black Friday Protest Paddle, Nov 25 at 8 am, Heymann Park in Lafayette
|Bayou Teche Paddle Series - Arnaudville to Cecilia, Nov. 26
|Trapping Workshop, Dec 3 in Abbeville
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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. Current Atchafalaya Basin water levels from NOAA.
Data is for 11/4/2016
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: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 18.8' by 11/09
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: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.4' by 11/09
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.8' by 11/09
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.2' by 11/09
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'
Stage: no data
Forecast: 6.3' by 11/9
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.7' by 11/9
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.6' by 11/9
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 11/9
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.8' by 11/9
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.5' by 11/9
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.0' by 11/9
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