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  • Deer hunting season reopens in parts of Deer Area 9

    January 30, 2016 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deer hunting season in parts of Deer Area 9 in the Atchafalaya Basin is reopening. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area will reopen Saturday when the Atchafalaya River gauge at Butte La Rose falls below 18 feet. The area encompasses Iberia, Iberville, St.... more »
  • Morganza Decision Support Maps released

    January 7, 2016 4:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released Decision Support Maps for potential operation of the Morganza Control Structure Thursday afternoon. The maps are supporting documents that compare projected water levels in the Atchafalaya Basin as a result of whether or not the Morganza Control Structure is... more »
  • Deer season could close early in parts of Atchafalaya Basin

    January 5, 2016 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deer season in parts of the Atchafalaya Basin could close early Friday due to rising flood waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday that rising flood waters in the Atchafalaya Basin could trigger an automatic closure of deer hunting season in parts of... more »
  • 'McGyver' tactics used to survive freezing swamp Play Video

    January 8, 2014 8:12 PM

    PIERRE PART - Rescuers believe a man who was stranded in the Atchafalaya Basin for more than 24 hours used clever thinking to survive the elements. "I was scared for his life," the coordinator of the Assumption Parish Search and Rescue team, Scott Domingue, said. "It was probably... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel boat launch improvements begin

    October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - Construction improvements for the boat launch at Bayou Sorrel are underway. The launch is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Cost of construction for the project is $683,000 with almost all of it coming from the Department of Natural Resources' Atchafalaya Basin Program.... more »
  • LSP: I-10W back open after crash blocked interstate

    June 28, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash blocked I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge for a short while just before noon, according to Louisiana State Police. The wreck was initially reported as a "major" crash through the LSP Nixle alert system which closed the interstate at mile marker 128 near... more »
  • I-10W back open after big rig fire

    January 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities re-opened I-10 West after a truck cab fire this morning shut down the westbound lanes over the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD said all lanes were back open at the Lobdell exit, where traffic had been detoured off the interstate, as well as further down the interstate... more »
  • Truck fire shuts down I-10W on Basin Bridge

    January 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    UPDATE: I-10 West is closed at LA-415 while crews remove HENDERSON - Authorities closed I-10 West at La-415 while crews remove a tractor trailer that caught fire on the Atchafalaya Basin. The fires sparked inside the 18-wheeler's cab. The fire shut down one lane of the interstate... more »

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