Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
|The Advocate: New program brings scavenger hunt to Atchafalaya Basin
|LDWF: LDWF Accepting Applications for WMA Waterfowl Lottery Hunts for 2017-18 Season
|The Advocate: Explore the Atchafalaya in new exhibit at West Baton Rouge Museum
|ClickOn Detroit: Invasive red swamp crayfish found in two locations in Michigan
|Times-Picayune: Cajun Caviar? On National Caviar Day, we indulge in Atchafalaya fish eggs
|Mashable: No need to worry, just hundreds of thousands of fire ants forming living towers
|4th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival, July 29 at the Farmer's Market Pavilion in Opelousas
|Dutch Oven Cooking, August 5 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Acadian Culture Day, August 13 from 10 am to 5 pm at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Solar Eclipse, Aug 21 from noon to 2:30 pm; viewing at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte or make your own pinhole projector
|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 7/28/2017
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: +1.3'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 28.0' by 8/2
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: -0.7'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 31.3' by 8/2
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 15.5' by 8/2
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: -0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.7' by 8/2
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 11.5' by 8/2
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 7.6' by 8/2
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.7' by 8/2
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.7' by 8/2
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.6' by 8/2
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 8/2
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.0' by 8/2
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