To Comment on the 2017 Operations Plans please email us at: FWDOperations@la.gov.
03-14-2017: Caernarvon Diversion is set at 3000 cfs. It will be increased to approximately 5000 cfs Tuesday evening (3/14) into Wednesday (3/15) for a maintenance inspection. The output will return to 3000 cfs following the inspection.
03-8-2017: Caernarvon Diversion was increased to 1000 cfs due to increasing salinities.
03-6-2017: Caernarvon Diversion remains is closed due to a Coastal Advisory for today and tomorrow.
03-2-2017: Caernarvon Diversion remains is set at 1000 cfs due to increasing salinities.
02-13-2017: Caernarvon Diversion remains off due to salinity levels
02-2-2017: Caernarvon Diversion is closed due to an oil sheen in the Mississippi River near the intake.
02-1-2017: Caernarvon Diversion output was decreased to 1000 cfs due to low salinities.
01-31-2017: Caernarvon Diversion is operating at 4500 cfs, salinities and water levels continue to be monitored.
01-05-2017: The Caernarvon Diversion is open to ~2000 cfs.
03-14-2017: Davis Pond Diversion is set at 5000 cfs.
03-8-2017: Davis Pond Diversion was increased to 2500 cfs due to increasing salinities.
03-6-2017: Davis Pond Diversion is set at 1000 cfs due to a Coastal Advisory for today and tomorrow. As per the Davis Pond Water Control Plan, we will monitor the water levels in Lake Cataouatche and close the structure if the water levels in the lake reach 2.0-ft.
03-2-2017: Davis Pond Diversion is set at 2500 cfs due to increasing salinities.
02-13-2017: Davis Pond Diversion remains at the 1000 cfs minimum due to salinity levels.
01-31-2017: Davis Pond Diversion is operating at the 1000 cfs minimum- it was reduced from 4500 cfs due to salinity levels.
01-05-2017: Gates 1 and 4 are open at Davis Pond Diversion. Discharges may vary due to changes in Mississippi River stage.
The project was authorized on October 27, 1965, by Public Law 89-298, of the 89th Congress, 1st Session. It is near Braithwaite, Louisiana, on the left descending bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish at mile 81.5.
The project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1965, the Water Resources Development Act of 1974, and the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. It is near Luling, Louisiana, on the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish at mile 118.4 AHP.