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  • 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 »
  • Fire closes lanes on I-10 Basin Bridge Tuesday evening

    September 17, 2013 8:58 PM

    RAMAH- The interstate is closed to traffic heading from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in Iberville Parish because of a vehicle fire. > UPDATE at 9:37 : The left lane has opened on I-10 West but the right lane remains blocked. Congestion has reached approx 4 miles. State Police... 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 »
  • Shrimping to close Saturday in Pontchartrain Basin

    July 11, 2012 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2012 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Saturday in most remaining state inside waters east of the Mississippi River. The closure is designed to protect developing white shrimp. The open waters of Breton and... more »
  • More Crawfish Coming?

    May 2, 2012 8:58 AM

    Your platter of crawfish may be served up longer this season if the feds step in. Governor Bobby Jindal has asked the feds to help keep the crawfish industry alive by flooding the Atchafalaya Basin. He wants the Army Corps of Engineers to divert water from the Mississippi River into... 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 »
  • Man drowns in Basin while fishing

    March 27, 2012 6:31 PM

    RAMAH - A man drowned while fishing in the Basin Tuesday afternoon. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies tell News2 Johnny Maze was found in water about a mile north of I-10. "It has been a while since there was a drowning" a department spokesperson said. He went on... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • "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 »

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