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Louisiana Legislature Asks DNR to Study Spoil Banks in the Atchafalaya Basin
This year the Louisiana Legislature passed Senate Resolution 154 to "request the Department of Natural Resources to study potential solutions that may mitigate spoil banks created as a result of the construction and maintenance of pipelines." Included in the resolution is a list of suggested participants. Read the full text here: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1048047
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|Krotz Springs Quilt Show & Sale, July 8 at the Gary Soileau Community Center in Krotz Springs
|Les Mains Guidées: Boudin, July 8 at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, July 19 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|Boats of the Basin: Design, Function and Form for the Life Aquatic, July 18 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|Teachers Institute 2017: "THE ACADEMICS OF THE ATCHAFALAYA" - JULY 18TH, 19TH, AND 20TH at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|4th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 29 at the Farmer's Market Pavilion in Opelousas
|The River Rises: Historical Floods, June 3 - Aug 27 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|Water Trails of the Atchafalaya, June 17 - Oct 29 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|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 7/7/2017
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: +1.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 28.6' by 7/12
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 40.1' by 7/12
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 24.3' by 7/12
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 8.3' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 19.5' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 14.0' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.3' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.8' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.7' by 7/12
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.5' by 7/12
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.4' by 7/12
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