Greetings from DNR Secretary Scott Angelle and the Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program
Proposed FY2013 Atchafalaya Basin Program Plan:
The proposed FY2013 Atchafalaya Basin Program Plan is available for viewing here: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OCM/ABP/Nov2_11DRAFT2013plan.pdf
Public Hearings on Proposed FY2013 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan:
The Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board is holding Public Hearings on the proposed Annual Basin Plan for FY 2013. The time and location of these hearings is as follows:
November 17, 2011
St. Martin Parish
St. Martin Parish Council Chambers
301 West Port St.
St. Martinville LA 70582
December 1, 2011
LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
2000 Quail Drive
4th Floor Conference Room
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898
The public may make comments at the public hearing regarding projects proposed for inclusion in the FY2013 Annual Basin Plan. For additional information or directions to these meetings please contact Dana Naquin at 225.342.6437.
Public Meeting information can also be viewed on the Atchafalaya Basin calendar here: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=490&pnid=273&nid=277 or the DNR calendar here: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=calendar&tmp=home.
Atchafalaya Basin Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment System:
The Atchafalaya Basin Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment System (ABNRIAS) is now available online at http://abp.cr.usgs.gov/
FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan:
To view the FY2011-2012 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan, go to www.basin.louisiana.gov.
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.
Data is for 11/17/2011
ALL STAGE FORECASTS INCLUDE 24 HOURS OF FUTURE RAINFALL.
Mississippi 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'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 26.4' by 11/21
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'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 21.6' by 11/21
Atchafalaya River, just south of ORCS, at Simmesport
Reading: The combined latitudinal flows of the Red, Black, Ouachita, and ORCS flow from the Mississippi
Flood Stage: 47'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 7.7' by 11/21
Atchafalaya River at Melville
Flood Stage: 41'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 5.1' by 11/21
Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs
Flood Stage: 37'
Forecast: expect to FALL to 3.9' by 11/21
Atchafalaya River above Butte Larose
Flood Stage: 25'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 4.1' by 11/21
Atchafalaya River at Bayou Sorrell Locks on the GIWW
Flood Stage: 12'
Forecast: expect to HOLD at 3.3' by 11/21
Atchafalaya at Millet (Myette) Point
Flood Stage: 15'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.5' by 11/21
Atchafalaya River at Morgan City
Flood Stage: 4'
Forecast: expect to RISE to 2.9' by 11/21
NOTE: Gauge reading affected by ocean tides.
Murphy Lake near Bayou Sorrel
Lower Grand River at Bayou Sorrel
Buffalo Cove at Round Island
Arm of Grand Lake near Crook Chene
Middle Fork, Bayou Long
Pontoon Bridge at Butte Larose
Bayou Darby at Fausse Pt. Cut
Beau Bayou Swamp
NA - Equipment malfunction
Lake Pelba at I-10, Henderson