Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
Turkey Hunting Season:
March 25 - April 23
|The Nature Conservancy: Atchafalaya River Basin Initiative is working with local and state partners to restore this nationally critical habitat
|LDWF: Commercial and Crab Trap Closure to End March 22
|The Advocate: Louisiana resumes testing of mercury levels in fish, as health officials warn of potential dangers
Louisiana Sportsman: Scoring sac-a-lait in the Atchafalaya Basin
|Times-Picayune: Watch the right way to tie a rope to a dock cleat
|Bushcraft, March 25 from 9 to 10 am at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
|Spring Celebration, March 25 at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival, March 31 - April 2 in New Iberia
|Ebb & Flow Festival, April 1 - 2 in Baton Rouge
|Dutch Oven Cooking, April 1 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week, April 8 - 13 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
|Atchafalaya History Kids Summer Camp, June 19-23 and June 26-30 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
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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 3/24/2017
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: +0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 23.0' by 3/29
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: -0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 33.1' by 3/29
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.9'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 18.8' by 3/29
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.1' by 3/29
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 16.1' by 3/29
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.2' by 3/29
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 10.5' by 3/29
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.1' by 3/29
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.3' by 3/29
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.1' by 3/29
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.9' by 3/29
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