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Vermilion River at Lafayette - Surrey Street Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 5.97 ft at 2:45AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 5.97 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 3:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 3:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 4:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 4:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 1:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 3:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 4:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 5:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 9:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 9:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 10:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 10:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 10:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 11:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 11:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 1:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 2:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 2:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 2:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 4:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 5:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 6:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 7:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 7:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 7:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 8:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 9:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 9:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 10:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 10:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 10:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 11:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 11:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 12:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 12:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 12:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 1:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 1:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 1:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 2:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 2:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 2:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 3:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 4:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 5:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 5:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 6:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 6:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 6:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 6:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 7:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 8:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 10:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 10:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 10:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 10:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 11:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 11:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 11:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 11:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 12:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 1:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 3:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 4:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 7:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 8:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 8:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 9:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 9:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 10:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 10:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 10:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 10:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 11:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 11:15AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 11:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 11:45AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 12:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 12:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 12:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 12:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 3:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 3:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 3:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 4:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 4:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 4:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 5:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 5:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 5:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 6:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 6:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 6:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:15PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:45PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:15AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:30AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:45AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 2:15AM Apr 21, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVLSL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:35AM Apr 21, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.71 ft at 2:15 AM CDT 21-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Vermilion River at Lafayette - Surrey Street are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:16
Moderate Flood Stage:14
Flood Stage:10
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 24.87 ft on 08/09/1940
(2) 16.80 ft on 03/13/1947
(3) 16.37 ft on 04/08/1942
(4) 15.81 ft on 01/20/1993
(5) 15.56 ft on 05/17/1980
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Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 11/03/1966
(2) 0.79 ft on 11/20/1969
(3) 2.40 ft on 02/23/1989
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24.9 THE RIVER IS AT ITS FLOOD OF RECORD. WATER SEVERAL FEET DEEP IN PORTIONS OF CROWLEY, LAFAYETTE, KAPLAN AND OTHER NEARBY COMMUNITIES. PORTIONS OF HWY 167 BETWEEN LAFAYETTE AND ABBEVILLE UNDER 5 FEET OF WATER.
18.39 THE RIVER IS AT ITS 100 YEAR FLOOD LEVEL. MAJOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR.
16 WIDESPREAD MAJOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR.
14.6 WIDESPREAD MODERATE FLOODING WILL OCCUR.
14 MODERATE FLOODING IN LAFAYETTE, WITH SIGNIFICANT FLOODING NEAR WHERE COULEES AND BAYOUS INTERSECT THE VERMILION RIVER.
13.5 FLOODING OF SOME YARDS NEAR THE RIVER WILL OCCUR. SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF BEAVER PARK AND VERMILIONVILLE WILL OCCUR.
11.5 MINOR FLOODING OF BEAVER PARK AND VERMILIONVILLE NEAR THE RIVER WILL OCCUR.
10 MINOR FLOODING OF HEYMANN PARK OFF OF HIGHWAY 90 WILL OCCUR.
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Latitude: 30.217222° N, Longitude: 91.992500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -2.74 ft 7.26 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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