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Wabash River at Terre Haute Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.37 ft at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.31 ft at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.27 ft at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.21 ft at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.14 ft at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.09 ft at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.05 ft at 1:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.02 ft at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8 ft at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.03 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.04 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.06 ft at 9:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.1 ft at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.12 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.18 ft at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.19 ft at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.3 ft at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.34 ft at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.4 ft at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.45 ft at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.51 ft at 7:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.59 ft at 8:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.67 ft at 9:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.76 ft at 10:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.85 ft at 11:00PM Jul 22, 2017Observed: 8.99 ft at 12:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.09 ft at 1:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.22 ft at 2:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.37 ft at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.51 ft at 4:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.66 ft at 5:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.83 ft at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 9.98 ft at 7:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 10.16 ft at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 10.33 ft at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 10.49 ft at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 10.66 ft at 11:00AM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 10.84 ft at 12:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 10.99 ft at 1:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 11.16 ft at 2:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 11.32 ft at 3:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 11.47 ft at 4:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 11.63 ft at 5:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 11.78 ft at 6:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 11.9 ft at 7:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 12.04 ft at 8:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 12.19 ft at 9:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 12.3 ft at 10:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 12.41 ft at 11:00PM Jul 23, 2017Observed: 12.53 ft at 12:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 12.63 ft at 1:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 12.82 ft at 3:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 12.9 ft at 4:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13 ft at 5:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.05 ft at 6:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.14 ft at 7:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.22 ft at 8:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.27 ft at 9:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.34 ft at 10:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.38 ft at 11:00AM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.46 ft at 12:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.5 ft at 1:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.62 ft at 3:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.66 ft at 4:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.69 ft at 5:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.75 ft at 6:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.79 ft at 7:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.82 ft at 8:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.85 ft at 9:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.9 ft at 10:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.9 ft at 11:00PM Jul 24, 2017Observed: 13.96 ft at 12:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 13.98 ft at 1:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 13.99 ft at 2:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14 ft at 3:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.04 ft at 4:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.06 ft at 5:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.08 ft at 6:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.1 ft at 7:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.13 ft at 8:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.12 ft at 9:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.14 ft at 10:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.15 ft at 11:00AM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.16 ft at 12:00PM Jul 25, 2017Observed: 14.16 ft at 1:00PM Jul 25, 2017Highest Observation: 14.19 ft at 2:00PM Jul 25, 2017Highest Observation: 14.19 ft at 3:00PM Jul 25, 2017Forecast: 14.3 ft 8:00PM Jul 25, 2017Highest Forecast: 14.4 ft 2:00AM Jul 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 14.4 ft 8:00AM Jul 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 14.4 ft 2:00PM Jul 26, 2017Forecast: 14.1 ft 8:00PM Jul 26, 2017Forecast: 12.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 27, 2017Forecast: 11.8 ft 8:00AM Jul 27, 2017Forecast: 11 ft 2:00PM Jul 27, 2017Forecast: 10.3 ft 8:00PM Jul 27, 2017Forecast: 9.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 28, 2017Forecast: 9.2 ft 8:00AM Jul 28, 2017Forecast: 8.7 ft 2:00PM Jul 28, 2017Forecast: 8.2 ft 8:00PM Jul 28, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 2:00AM Jul 29, 2017Forecast: 7.4 ft 8:00AM Jul 29, 2017Forecast: 7 ft 2:00PM Jul 29, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 8:00PM Jul 29, 2017Forecast: 6.2 ft 2:00AM Jul 30, 2017Forecast: 5.8 ft 8:00AM Jul 30, 2017Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00PM Jul 30, 2017Forecast: 5.3 ft 8:00PM Jul 30, 2017Forecast: 5.1 ft 2:00AM Jul 31, 2017Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM Jul 31, 2017Forecast: 4.8 ft 2:00PM Jul 31, 2017Forecast: 4.6 ft 8:00PM Jul 31, 2017Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00AM Aug 01, 2017Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00AM Aug 01, 2017Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00PM Aug 01, 2017Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM Aug 01, 2017Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM Aug 02, 2017Forecast: 4.1 ft 8:00AM Aug 02, 2017Forecast: 4 ft 2:00PM Aug 02, 2017Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00PM Aug 02, 2017Forecast: 3.9 ft 2:00AM Aug 03, 2017Forecast: 3.8 ft 8:00AM Aug 03, 2017Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00PM Aug 03, 2017Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00PM Aug 03, 2017Forecast: 3.5 ft 2:00AM Aug 04, 2017Forecast: 3.4 ft 8:00AM Aug 04, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHUFI3(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (4:36PM Jul 25, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:19AM Jul 25)Latest observed value: 14.19 ft at 3:00 PM EDT 25-Jul-2017. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 9
Low Flow (in KCFS): 1.39

Historic Crests
(1) 38.00 ft on 01/01/1750
(2) 31.10 ft on 03/27/1913
(3) 30.50 ft on 05/20/1943
(4) 28.00 ft on 03/15/1828
(5) 27.70 ft on 02/18/1883
(6) 27.65 ft on 01/16/1950
(7) 27.60 ft on 06/16/1958
(8) 27.38 ft on 01/16/2005
(9) 27.27 ft on 04/22/2013
(10) 27.13 ft on 01/08/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.58 ft on 07/15/2017 (P)
(2) 14.84 ft on 07/04/2017 (P)
(3) 14.29 ft on 06/20/2017 (P)
(4) 18.00 ft on 05/25/2017 (P)
(5) 23.37 ft on 05/06/2017 (P)
(6) 17.84 ft on 04/10/2017 (P)
(7) 19.94 ft on 01/24/2017 (P)
(8) 15.60 ft on 04/12/2016 (P)
(9) 16.71 ft on 04/03/2016 (P)
(10) 15.38 ft on 03/17/2016 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.00 ft on 02/06/1892
(2) -0.80 ft on 08/21/1895
(3) -0.50 ft on 08/03/1934
(4) -0.50 ft on 07/29/1936
(5) -0.30 ft on 09/24/1941
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31 West Terre Haute is severely threatened. Water at the top of levees. During windy conditions overtopping will occur. Pumping will not keep up with water seepage. Tayorville (Dresser) is totally destroyed. Industrial and commercial area from U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 floods extensively. Extensive flooding along Lost Creek may threaten residential and commercial areas in northern Terre Haute. U.S. 40 and U.S. 150 are overtopped.
30 Record to near record flood is in progress. Water at the edge of U.S. 150 and U.S. 50. Old Paris Road closed west of U.S. 150. Situation serious in Toad Hop and Dresser. Industrial and commercial areas along east bank of Wabash River from U.S. 40 to I-70 floods. Flood waters are at the top of levee protecting Taylorville. Extensive flooding along Lost Creek possibly threatens residential and commercial areas in northern Terre Haute. Sandbagging of Terre Haute Water Treatment Plant is necessary.
29 Sandbagging necessary at the Terre Haute Water Treatment Plant. Flood waters will begin to enter the Water Treatment Plant at 29.5 feet. Residential and commercial areas affected in Terre Haute and the West Terre Haute areas. Taylorville (Dresser) is extensively flooded. Toad Hop should evacuate. Water nearing U.S. 150 and U.S. 40.
28 A major flood is in progress. Gravel Pit operation in North Terre Haute along Lost Creek is flooded. Commercial property and industrial property along east bank from U.S. 40 to I-70 begins to flood. Water flows over U.S. 150 north of West Terre Haute. Little League fields at West Terre Haute are half flooded. In Terre Haute at the intersection of Maple Street and SR 63 and U.S. 41 water rises from lake across from local school. Pumping and sandbagging begins at the school.
27 Extensive flooding in progress. The field on the west of U.S. 150 at Izaak Walton is full and nearly level on both sides. Water enters the Little League fields at West Terre Haute at a slow pace.
26 At least 5 agricultural levees fail. Most residents in the North Lake, Izaak Walton, South Lake areas and low structures near Fort Harrison Country Club leave or evacuate. Most of the east bank from U.S. 40 to I-70 floods. Significant backwater affects gravel pit operation along Lost Creek in North Terre Haute. The lower area at the Elks is flooded. Little League fields in West Terre Haute begin to flood. Fringes of Taylorville flood and some seep water begins.
25 Automobile Savage Yard north of U.S. 40 floods by backwater from Sugar Creek. Persons remaining in Toad Hop should prepare for flooding.
24 A few agricultural levees fail. Water enters about 50 homes in the North Lake, Izaak Walton, South Lake areas and near Fort Harrison Country Club. Some evacuations are necessary. Significant flooding in progress of industrial area on east bank near I-70. Backwater extends up Lost Creek to Lafayette Street. Land on west side of U.S. 150 and railroad tracks begin to flood.
23 Extensive flooding is in progress. Greenfield Bayou levee may leak. South Lake Area extensively floods. Many local roads are under several feet of water.
22.8 On May 3, 2011 two home in West Terre Haute area affected by seep water. River crested near 24.7 feet about 2 days before.
22.01 Much of the formerly protected area behind the Honey Creek levee located in southern Vigo County is flooded. Flooding closes most local roads and affects several residences.
22 Water is at or near critical stages of many agricultural levees. Flooding of about 10 residential properties in South Lake area begins. North Lake and Izaak Walton are now a part of the Wabash River. West Road in northern Vigo county floods. Flood waters surround homes in lowest areas near Fort Harrison Country Club. Backwater extends up Lost Creek to 13th Street. Seep water in the U.S. 41 and SR 63 split.
20.01 Extensive flooding behind Honey Creek Levee as a result of two unrepaired levee breaks from the April 2013 flood. This levee is maintained by the Honey Creek Levee Association. Flood waters behind the Honey Creek levee inundates most roads and affects a few residences and or commercial activities.
20 Access to North Lake and Izaak Walton Areas nearly impossible by land vehicles. South Lake Area and 10 homes near Fort Harrison Country Club begin to flood. Water is at critical stage for a few agricultural levees.
19.5 Pottsville Street just northwest of Terre Haute is flooded. Lowland flooding in progress with several river roads flooded in Clark County Illinois.
19 All of the area on the west side of the Wabash River is flooded from Sugar Creek to U.S. 40 and I-70. South Lake becomes part of the wetland project.
18.5 The Wabash River extends to Interstate 70 Mile Marker Number 4 from its west bank in the Terre Haute and West Terre Haute area. All lakes in this area are affected by seep water and reach capacity with some minor flooding.
18.01 Flooding behind the Honey Creek levee becomes rather extensive. Most low roads are flooded.
18 Residential property of about 50 river cabins begin to flood. North Lake and Izaak Walton Areas near West Terre Haute begin to flood. Flooding closes more county roads. Lowland agricultural flooding is in progress.
17 Water begins to rise in the Izaak Walton Lake. Sheet flowing water begins in the wetland project between U.S. 40 and I-70, and during a prolonged flood event project fills about 75 percent.
16.01 Flooding of rural roads is in progress behind Honey Creek Levee as a result of two unrepaired levee breaks.
16 Lowest river cabins across from the Wabash Generating Station begin to flood. Flooding of agricultural land along U.S. 63 north of Terre Haute, west bank of river and in southwest Vigo County occurs. County roads flood in southwest Vigo County. The wetland projects between U.S. 40 and I-70 begin to slowly fill.
15 A few sloughs and a drainage have water in them in the vicinity of SR 63 on the west side of the Wabash River.
14.01 Flood waters begin to enter the two breaks in the Honey Creek Levee maintained by the Honey Creek Levee Association. These two breaks occurred during the April 2013 flood.
14 Agricultural flooding begins along west bank across from Water Works, southwest Vigo County and northeast Crawford County, IL. Low county roads in these areas begin to flood. Old Darwin road begins to flood near Darwin, IL, and northeast Crawford County.
12 River is bankfull to slightly overflowing. Flooding of a few low lying fields is in progress.
12 River is bankfull to slightly overflowing. Flooding of a few low lying fields is in progress.
(1) Access to South Lake Area not flooded on Jan 2, 2009
(2) East View from Darwin Rd in Vigo Co. Jan 2, 2009.
(3) Another view from Darwin Rd in Vigo Co Jan 2, 2009
(4) River close to Bottom Rd Clark Co Jan 2, 2009
(5) River Rd South of CR1150 Clark Co Jan 2, 2009
(6) CR1050 west of Bluff Rd Clark Co Jan 2, 2009
(7) Darwin Rd just north of Darwin Jan 2, 2009
(8) Looking east into Vigo Co from Darwin Ferry Jan 2, 2009
(9) US 150 just north of West Terre Haute around 25 feet.
(10) US 150 just north of West Terre Haute around 25 feet
(11) Marion and Taylor on north side of West Terre Haute around 25 feet
(12) Former Nursing Home site north of Ouabache Elementary School around 25 feet
(13) East View from US 41 of former Nursing Home site around 25 feet
(14) 2000 Block of North 4th St on west side of Ouabache Elementary School around 25 feet
(15) Barnhardt Rd just south of SR 63 around 25 feet (Upper) and normal (Lower).
(16) Levee Break near SR 63 around 25 feet. Crest was 27.4 feet.
(17) Tecumseh around 25 feet
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Latitude: 39.475833° N, Longitude: 87.418889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 445.78 ft 459.78 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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