Flood Categories (in feet)
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(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) 27.40 ft on 04/22/2013 (P)
(9) 27.38 ft on 01/16/2005 (P)
(10) 27.13 ft on 01/08/1950
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(1) 19.05 ft on 04/09/2014 (P)
(2) 27.40 ft on 04/22/2013 (P)
(3) 17.36 ft on 01/15/2013 (P)
(4) 24.73 ft on 05/01/2011 (P)
(5) 20.03 ft on 03/06/2011 (P)
(6) 21.07 ft on 06/25/2010 (P)
(7) 20.94 ft on 03/15/2009 (P)
(8) 20.78 ft on 02/14/2009 (P)
(9) 25.16 ft on 06/08/2008
(10) 18.92 ft on 03/20/2008 (P)
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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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||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 US 40 to Interstate 70 floods extensively. Extensive flooding along Lost Creek may threaten residential and commercial areas in Northern Terre Haute. US 40 and US 150 are overtopped.
||Record to near record flood is in progress. Water at the edge of US 150 and US 50. Old Paris Road closed west of US 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.
||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 commerical areas affected in Terre Haute and the West Terre Haute areas. Taylorville (Dresser) is very extensively flooded. Toad Hop should evacuate. Water nearing US 150 and US 40.
||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 US 40 to I-70 begins to flood. Water flows over US 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 US 41 water rises from lake across from local school. Pumping and sandbagging begins at the school.
||In April 2013...the river crested at it highest level since June 1958. Although this level was only very slightly higher than January 2005...flooding in both Clinton and Terre Haute was worse than January 2005 according to local officials.
||In April 2013...Vigo County EMA reported the Greenfield Bayou levee just south of Terre Haute and west of Prairieton was overtopping. One home near Roberston and Arbuckle St. was in danger of flooding. The Dresser levee just south of US 150...formerly called US 40 or Old National Rd...was overtopping with several homes flooded. Mobile homes along North 6th near the old Elks Golf Course flooded to the roofs and six mobile homes just southwest of the Federal Prison flooded because of a levee change.
||Extensive flooding in progress. The field on the west of of US 150 at Izzak Walton is full and nearly level on both sides. Water enters the Little League fields at West Terre Haute at a slow pace. During April 2013...levees in Vigo County south of I-70 were overtopped and/or partially failed.
||On April 21, 2013...water began to overflow Honey Creek levee at this level. An unconfirmed break of the southern most point Honey Creek in southwest Vigo County was reported several hours later at the 27 foot level.
||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 US 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.
||During April 2013...several homes in the Dresser area remained flooded. West Terre Haute pumped water from low areas in Izzac Walton area. Some basements in the West Terre Haute area continued to take water because of ground seepage. Greenfield Bayou Levee near Prairieton continued to hold.
||Automobile Savage Yard north of US 40 floods by backwater from Sugar Creek. Persons remaining in Toad Hop should prepare for flooding.
||At this level on April 30, 2011 Honey Creek levee near Praireton to fail. Sandbagging operation prevented the levee from failing. One home in the Dresser area was sandbagged. Extensive flooding in progress.
||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 evacuation 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 US 150 and railroad tracks begin to flood.
||Extensive flooding is in progress. Greenfield Bayou levee may leak. South Lake Area extensively floods. Many local roads are under several feet of water.
||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.
||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. Breaks in the levee from the April 2013 flood were not repaired. A non-structural flood soluntion for this area was being addressed.
||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 US 41 and SR 63 split.
||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 commerical activies.
||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.
||Pottsville Street just northwest of Terre Haute is flooded. Lowland flooding in progress with several river roads flooded in Clark County Illinois. Local roads west of SR 63 in southwest Vigo County flooded during February 2014. Some roads flooded as a result of an unrepaired levee.
||All of the area on the west side of the Wabash River is flooded from Sugar Creek to US 40 and I-70. South Lake becomes part of the wetland project.
||The Wabash River extends to Interstate 70 Mile Marker Number 4 from its west bank in the Terre Haute/West Terre Haute area. This is a rather new phenomenon because of the wetland projects. All lakes in this area are affected by seep water and reach capacity with some minor flooding.
||Flooding behind the Honey Creek levee becomes rather extensive. Most low roads are flooded.
||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.
||Water begins to rise in the Izzak Walton Lake. Sheet flowing water begins in the wetland project between US 40 and I-70 and during a prolong flood event project fills about 75%.
||Flooding of rural roads is in progress behind Honey Creek Levee as a result of two unrepaired levee breaks.
||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 US 40 and I-70 begin to slowly fill.
||A few sloughs and a drainage have water in them in the vicinity of SR 63 on the west side of the Wabash River.
||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.
||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.
||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