Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
Deer: Archery, Oct 16 - Feb 15
Primitive Firearms, Jan 30-31 (bucks only); Jan 23-29 (either sex)
Squirrel and Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28 (Daily bag limit: 8)
|St. Mary Now: Boat Landing to Close for Renovations
|Country Roads: Swamp Base Buys McGee's Landing
|The Acadiana Advocate: River watching part of January's fishing game
LDWF: Public Meetings Set for February on Proposed Hunting Seasons and WMA Rules and Regulation Changes
|The Acadiana Advocate: Proposed 2017-2018 hunting seasons
|ABP Research and Promotion Board Meeting, Feb. 1 at 9:30 am in Baton Rouge
|Register for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Workshop, Jan 27
|Bushcraft, Jan 28 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Bayou Teche Paddle Series - Breaux Bridge to St. Martinville, Jan 28
|Southern Atchafalaya Eagle Paddle, Feb 11 from 9 am to 5 pm, Pack & Paddle
|La Table Francaise, last Saturday of every month at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
|Les Courdre Pointes Quilting Circle, every Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
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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 1/27/2017
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: -2.0'
Forecast: expect to HOLD through 2/1
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: +0.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 43.8' by 2/1
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 28.5' by 2/1
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.5' by 2/1
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
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 18.0' by 2/1
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 15.9' by 2/1
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.5' by 2/1
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.3' by 2/1
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.6' by 2/1
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 3.7' by 2/1
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
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
Work Canal near I-10
Bayou La Rompe at Lake Long
Keelboat Pass below Lake Chicot