Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
NEWS AND EVENTS
Deer: Archery, Oct 16 - Feb 15
Squirrel and Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28 (Daily bag limit: 8)
|Acadiana Advocate: Lower water levels in Atchafalaya good for anglers, not so good for crawfishermen
|Times-Picayune: With Bayou Bridge Pipeline, Louisiana again weighs oil, environment
|Banner-Tribune: New Rules Shut Down Louisiana Crab Harvest
WAFB: Crawfish numbers are up, prices are low
|Plaquemine Post South: Pipeline debate basically jobs versus environment
|Louisiana Sportsman: Top 5 February Basin lures
|Phys.org: NASA studies a rarity- growing Louisiana deltas
|12th Annual Eagle Expo and More, Feb 16 - 18 in Morgan City
|Healing Traditions in Acadiana, medicinal plant workshop, February 18 from 11am - 12 pm at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Bushcraft, Feb 25 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Courir de Mardi Gras at Eunice, Feb 24 - 28
|Dutch Oven Cooking, March 4 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Bal du Dimanche in February, Sundays from 1 - 4 pm at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|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 2/14/2017
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: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 25.3 by 2/19
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: -0.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 33.1' by 2/19
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -1.4'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.3' by 2/19
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.5' by 2/19
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 15.3' by 2/19
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.9' by 2/19
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.9' by 2/19
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.6' by 2/19
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.9' by 2/19
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.8' by 2/19
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 2/19
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