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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 5/19/2017
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: 0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 37.8' by 5/24
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: +0.3'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 58.0' on 5/25
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: +0.5'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 41.0' on 5/26
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.2'
Forecast: expect to CREST at 16.5' on 5/28
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 36.9' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 29.1' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.1' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 18.4' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 9.8' by 5/24
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 11.5' by 5/24
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 6.6' by 5/24
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Bayou Courtableau (inside the floodway)
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