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Louisiana Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Louisiana Lakes and Rivers Map
Louisiana Rivers Shown on the Map:   Amite River, Atchafalaya River, Bayou Bartholomew, Bayou Macon, Bayou Teche, Black Lake Bayou, Black River, Boeuf River, Bogue Chitto, Calcasieu River, Castor Creek, Dugdemona River, Little River, Mermentau River, Mississippi River, Ouachita River, Pearl River, Red River, Sobine Ricer, Tangipahoa River, Tensas River and Whiskey Chitto.

Louisiana Lakes Shown on the Map:   Bayou D' Arvonne Lake, Caddo Lake, Calcasieu Lake, Catahoula Lake, Claiborne Lake, Cross Lake, Grand Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Bistinea, Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchatrain, Lake Salvador, Sabine Lake, Toledo Bend Reservoir and White Lake.


 Louisiana Stream and River Levels
Louisiana river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Louisiana. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Louisiana river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Louisiana Stream and River Level Alerts
Louisiana water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Louisiana stream and river level alerts.


 Louisiana Water Publications
Louisiana precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Louisiana. View the water resource publications for Louisiana here.


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 Louisiana Drought Map
Louisiana drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Louisiana drought map here.




 Louisiana Precipitation Map
Louisiana precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Louisiana and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Louisiana precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


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