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  • '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 »
  • Crawfish season could end early Play Video

    April 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    BELLE RIVER- The crawfish season could end sooner than expected because of falling water levels in the Atchafalaya Basin. Overnight, levels near Belle River dropped at least three inches, leaving just a few feet to fish. "You got traps that you can't get to just to make it... more »
  • Hunter cited for turkey violations

    March 28, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hunter has been cited for turkey hunting violations on March 24th in the Atchafalaya Basin. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division cited Ted A. Lewis of Pride for taking over the limit of turkeys and failing to tag turkeys. Agents working in the Basin... more »
  • Boat ramps in St. Landry Parish reopened today

    June 14, 2011 10:43 AM

    OPELOUSAS - More areas in the Atchafalaya Basin are being reopened to boaters as record flooding recedes. Authorities in St. Landry Parish announced that all boat launches at Bayou Darbonne and the Grimmett Canal will be opened today. Sheriff's deputies are asking boaters to be careful since there... more »
  • Part of Atchafalaya Basin reopened to boat traffic

    June 13, 2011 4:32 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Authorities reopened all boat traffic for a four-mile portion of waterways in the Atchafalaya Basin today. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had closed the area in St. Martin Parish on May 26 due to flooding from the Morganza Spillway. It stretched from the Henderson... more »
  • Part of Atchafalaya Basin closed to boat traffic

    May 26, 2011 4:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Beginning at 6 a.m. today, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close a four-mile stretch of the Atchafalaya Basin in St. Martin Parish to boat traffic. The closure area is from the Henderson levee on the west side to the Butte LaRose levee on the east... more »
  • Boat tour shows rising water in Atchafalaya Basin

    May 18, 2011 5:44 PM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH- People who own camps inside the Atchafalaya Basin showed News 2 first hand how high and fast the water is rising. On a boat tour, signs that you could once float under, are halfway submerged. "It's the highest I've ever seen it," Farrell Domingue said.... more »
  • Corps releases inundation map for Morganza spillway

    May 6, 2011 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Corps of Engineerrs released their inundation map tonight of areas they think would be impacted by the Morganza Spillway being opened. Rachel Rodi with the Corps said in a press release that if the Morganza is opened, they would need to evacuate people and livestock... more »
  • Butte La Rose given first evacuation order

    May 6, 2011 10:27 PM

    BUTTE LA ROSE- The potential for flooding in the Atchafalaya Basin forced the first voluntary evacuation order. Tonight people were told it's a good idea to leave. The voluntary evacuation order is for the town of Butte La Rose in St. Martin Parish. St. Martin Parish officials are... more »
  • "Swamp People" draw crowd at Atchafalaya Basin Celebration

    December 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    The cast of the History Channel's "Swamp People" TV show drew a large crowd at the Atchafalaya Basin Celebration in Denham Springs today. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources hosted the event to celebrate new partners, national attention and tools for preserving the Atchafalaya Basin. People at the... more »
  • 24 Louisiana birds treated, released after rescue

    June 4, 2010 1:24 PM

    State wildlife authorities say two birds rescued from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and released into the wild, bringing the total treated and releaed in Louisiana to 24. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said a least bittern and a cattle egret were set free Thursday... more »
  • Melancon: Levee projects funded for SE Louisiana

    December 22, 2009 8:02 AM

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon is asking for $21 million for levees and flood protection in southeast Louisiana. The Democrat wants to include several projects in the 2010 spending bill. He wants about $15 million for levee work in the Atchafalaya Basin floodway and $5.8 million on the Larose to Golden... more »

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