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Caernarvon and Davis Pond Diversions

2017 Operational Plans:

Caernarvon Operational Plan

Davis Pond Operational Plan

To Comment on the 2017 Operations Plans please email us at: FWDOperations@la.gov.

Operations Status Update:

Caernarvon:

BlackBay

04-13-2017: Caernarvon Diversion is off.

04-5-2017: Caernarvon Diversion gates are set to achieve an output of 2000 cfs at the current river stage.  The gates will remain at these height settings, allowing output to vary proportionately with the river stage.

03-28-2017: Caernarvon Diversion remains at 3000 cfs.

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.

 

Caernarvon Discharge

BaratariaBay

Davis Pond:

04-13-2017: Davis Pond Diversion is set at the 1000 cfs minimum.

04-5-2017: Davis Pond Diversion gates are set to achieve an output of 3000 cfs at the current river stage.  The gates will remain at these height settings, allowing output to vary proportionately with the river stage. 

03-28-2017: Davis Pond Diversion has been decreased to the 1000 cfs minimum.

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. 

 

Davis Pond Discharge

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Caernarvon Overview Information

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.

Advisory Committee

Technical Working Group

2015 CIAC Presentation

2014 CIAC Presentation

Moving Averages

Davis Pond Overview Information

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.

Advisory Committee

Technical Working Group

2015 DPAC Presentation

2014 DPAC Presentation

Moving Averages