Hello from the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program!
|KATC: Sandbags available in Acadiana
|Michigan Live: Crayfish invasion brings taste of Louisiana to Michigan
|WVUE: Heart of Louisiana: Legacy Cypress
|The Advocate: Plaquemine mayor sees proposed ferry landing, trail as boon for city
|The Acadiana Advocate: Teal season right around the corner; estimates up from last year
|The Acadiana Advocate: Fishing die-hards take Basin challenge
|The Acadiana Advocate: Go ahead! Fish that muddy water
|Country Roads: The Sporting Life: Best practices (and businesses) to help you enjoy the outdoors in summer
|Bushcraft, August 26 at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour, August 26 in Eunice, www.cajunprairie.org
|The River Rises: Historical Floods, June 3 - Aug 27 at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen
|Dutch Oven Cooking, Sept. 2 from 10am to 1pm at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville
|2017 Big River Regional Paddle Race, Sept. 2 in Baton Rouge
|Teche-Vermilion Watershed Symposium: Building on Regional Progress, Sept. 8 at Vermilionville in Lafayette
|Lower Atchafalaya River Sprint, Sept 9 in Patterson
|Atchafalaya Trace Commission Meeting, Sept. 13 at 10 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge
|The Atchafalaya River Basin, an Ecological Perspective, Sept 15 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 8/25/2017
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: +0.8'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 19.2' by 8/30
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: -1.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 29.0' by 8/30
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.5'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 13.7' by 8/30
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: 0.0'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.1' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 9.3' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.8' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 5.1' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 4.6' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.8' by 8/30
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.8' by 8/30
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.5' by 8/30
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