Deer: Oct 1 through Jan 31
Quail and pheasant: Nov 19 - Feb 28
Rabbit: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Squirrel: Oct 1 - Feb 28
Nutria: Sept 1 - Feb 28
Crows, blackbirds, cowbirds, and grackles: Sept 1 - Jan 1
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers: Nov 5 - Jan 28
Rails: Nov 12 - Jan. 4
Gallinules: Nov 12 - Jan 4
Snipe: Dec 17 - Feb 28
Canada Geese: Dec 17 - Jan 31
Light and White-fronted Geese: Dec 17 - Feb 12
Doves: Dec 17 - Jan 15
Bobcat, raccoon, possum: year-round
|The Times-Picayune: Rising river bottom could switch Mississippi to Atchafalaya riverbed in next mega flood
|LDWF: Body of boater recovered from Little Bayou Pigeon
|The Acadiana Advocate: Second waterfowl split starts Saturday; early reports mixed
|Houma Today: State's new heritage trail highlights local wetlands
|Baton Rouge Business Report: Construction on Bayou Bridge Pipeline could soon begin; opponents push for more studies
|Louisiana Sportsman: Map out the deer rut: Peak of rutting, breeding activity varies greatly
|KATC: Making Spirits Bright: A list of all the holiday light displays in Acadiana
|Lafayette Paddle Club's Christmas Celebration Paddle Trip, Dec 16 from 4 - 9:30 pm at Bayou Vermilion in Lafayette
|Christmas on the Cajun Coast, throughout December in St. Mary Parish
|Christmas Bonfires, Dec 24 on the Mississippi River Levee
|The Cajun Way, Saturdays in December at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Jean Lafitte National Park
|La Table Francaise, last Saturday of every month at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
|Les Courdre Pointes Quilting Circle, every Friday at 10 am at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville
Data is for 12/14/2017
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: -1.2'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 12.0' by 12/19
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 19.0' by 12/19
Mississippi River at Baton Rouge
Flood Stage: 35'
24 hour change: -0.3'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.6' by 12/19
Mississippi River at New Orleans
Flood Stage: 17'
24 hour change: +0.1'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.1' by 12/19
Atchafalaya River at Simmesport
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 6.7' by 12/19
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 34'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.4' by 12/19
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 29'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.5' by 12/19
Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose
Flood Stage: 20'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.0' by 12/19
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 2.4' by 12/19
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to FALL TO 1.6' by 12/19
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 6'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 1.4' by 12/19
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
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