—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —The width of Bayou Courtableau at the Town of Washington was too narrow to maintain steamboat operations until a turning basin was completed in 1848, allowing steamboats to reverse course and head back downstream.Originally called the Opelousas River, Bayou Courtableau's name was changed to honor the memory of Jacques Courtableau, a wealthy and influential landowner. The bayou was historically connected to the Atchafalaya River but today receives up to 1,040 cubic feet per second of fresh water from the Atchafalaya via the Teche-Vermilion Pumping Station in Krotz Springs. Bayou Courtableau flows through the towns of Washington and Port Barre, where it feeds into Bayou Teche.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 590734 N 3387339|
|Decimal Degrees||30.61520000, -92.05336667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 36.912', W 92° 3.202'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 36' 54.72" N, 92° 3' 12.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 308 Water St, Washington LA 70589, US|
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