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Vermilion River at Lafayette - Surrey Street Stage (ft)Observed: 16.22 ft at 8:15PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.21 ft at 8:30PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.22 ft at 8:45PM Aug 23, 2016Highest Observation: 16.23 ft at 9:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.21 ft at 9:15PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.21 ft at 9:30PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 9:45PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:15PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 10:30PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.19 ft at 10:45PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 11:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.19 ft at 11:15PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 11:30PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.2 ft at 11:45PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 16.19 ft at 12:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.19 ft at 12:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.18 ft at 12:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.19 ft at 12:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.18 ft at 1:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.18 ft at 1:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.18 ft at 1:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.17 ft at 1:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.17 ft at 2:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.16 ft at 2:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.16 ft at 2:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.17 ft at 2:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.16 ft at 3:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.16 ft at 3:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.15 ft at 3:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.15 ft at 3:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.15 ft at 4:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.15 ft at 4:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.15 ft at 4:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 4:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 5:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 5:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 5:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 5:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 6:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 6:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 6:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 6:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 7:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 7:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.14 ft at 7:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 7:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 8:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 8:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 8:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 8:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 9:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 9:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 9:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.13 ft at 9:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 10:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 10:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 10:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.12 ft at 10:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.11 ft at 11:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.11 ft at 11:15AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.11 ft at 11:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.11 ft at 11:45AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.11 ft at 12:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.1 ft at 12:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.11 ft at 12:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.1 ft at 12:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.09 ft at 1:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.09 ft at 1:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.09 ft at 1:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.08 ft at 1:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.08 ft at 2:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.08 ft at 2:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.07 ft at 2:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.08 ft at 2:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.07 ft at 3:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.06 ft at 3:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.06 ft at 3:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 3:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 4:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 4:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 4:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.04 ft at 4:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.04 ft at 5:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.03 ft at 5:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.03 ft at 5:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.02 ft at 5:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 6:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 6:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 6:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 6:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 7:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16 ft at 7:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 7:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16 ft at 7:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 8:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.02 ft at 8:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.02 ft at 8:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.03 ft at 8:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.02 ft at 9:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 9:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 9:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.06 ft at 9:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 10:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 10:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 10:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.05 ft at 10:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.04 ft at 11:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.04 ft at 11:15PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.04 ft at 11:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.02 ft at 11:45PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 16.03 ft at 12:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 12:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 12:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 12:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 16.01 ft at 1:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 16 ft at 1:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.99 ft at 1:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.99 ft at 1:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 16 ft at 2:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.99 ft at 2:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.99 ft at 2:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.98 ft at 2:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.99 ft at 3:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.98 ft at 3:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.97 ft at 4:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.97 ft at 4:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.97 ft at 4:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.96 ft at 4:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.96 ft at 5:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.96 ft at 5:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.96 ft at 5:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.95 ft at 5:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.96 ft at 6:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.95 ft at 6:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 6:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.95 ft at 6:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.95 ft at 7:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.95 ft at 7:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.95 ft at 7:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 7:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 8:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 8:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 8:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 8:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 9:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 9:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 9:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 9:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 10:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 10:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 10:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 10:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 11:00AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 11:15AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 11:30AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 11:45AM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.9 ft at 12:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.9 ft at 1:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 1:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.89 ft at 1:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.89 ft at 1:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 2:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 2:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.87 ft at 2:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 2:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.87 ft at 3:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 3:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.87 ft at 3:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 3:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.87 ft at 4:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 4:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.9 ft at 4:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 4:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 5:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 5:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 5:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 5:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 6:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 6:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 6:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 6:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 7:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 7:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 7:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.94 ft at 7:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 8:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 8:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 8:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 8:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 9:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 9:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 9:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 9:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 10:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.93 ft at 10:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 10:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 10:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 11:00PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 11:15PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.92 ft at 11:30PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 11:45PM Aug 25, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 12:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 1:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 1:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 1:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 1:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.91 ft at 2:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.9 ft at 2:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.9 ft at 2:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.89 ft at 2:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.9 ft at 3:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.89 ft at 3:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.89 ft at 3:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 3:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 4:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.87 ft at 4:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.88 ft at 4:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.87 ft at 4:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 5:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 5:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 5:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 5:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.85 ft at 6:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.86 ft at 6:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.85 ft at 6:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.85 ft at 6:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.85 ft at 7:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.84 ft at 7:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.84 ft at 7:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.84 ft at 7:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.83 ft at 8:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.82 ft at 8:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.82 ft at 8:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.83 ft at 8:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.82 ft at 9:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.82 ft at 9:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.81 ft at 9:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.81 ft at 9:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.8 ft at 10:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.8 ft at 10:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.8 ft at 10:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.8 ft at 10:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.79 ft at 11:00AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.79 ft at 11:15AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.79 ft at 11:30AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.79 ft at 11:45AM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.77 ft at 12:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.77 ft at 12:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.77 ft at 12:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.77 ft at 12:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.77 ft at 1:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.76 ft at 1:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.75 ft at 1:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.75 ft at 1:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.75 ft at 2:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.75 ft at 2:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.74 ft at 2:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.73 ft at 2:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.73 ft at 3:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.73 ft at 3:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.73 ft at 3:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.72 ft at 3:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.73 ft at 4:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.72 ft at 4:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.72 ft at 4:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.71 ft at 4:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.71 ft at 5:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.7 ft at 5:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.7 ft at 5:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.7 ft at 5:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.7 ft at 6:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.69 ft at 6:15PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.69 ft at 6:30PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.69 ft at 6:45PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.68 ft at 7:00PM Aug 26, 2016Observed: 15.67 ft at 7:15PM Aug 26, 2016Highest Forecast: 15.5 ft 1:00AM Aug 27, 2016Forecast: 15.3 ft 7:00AM Aug 27, 2016Forecast: 15.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 27, 2016Forecast: 15 ft 7:00PM Aug 27, 2016Forecast: 14.9 ft 1:00AM Aug 28, 2016Forecast: 14.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 28, 2016Forecast: 14.6 ft 1:00PM Aug 28, 2016Forecast: 14.5 ft 7:00PM Aug 28, 2016Forecast: 14.3 ft 1:00AM Aug 29, 2016Forecast: 14.2 ft 7:00AM Aug 29, 2016Forecast: 14.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 29, 2016Forecast: 14 ft 7:00PM Aug 29, 2016Forecast: 13.9 ft 1:00AM Aug 30, 2016Forecast: 13.7 ft 7:00AM Aug 30, 2016Forecast: 13.6 ft 1:00PM Aug 30, 2016Forecast: 13.5 ft 7:00PM Aug 30, 2016Forecast: 13.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 31, 2016Forecast: 13.3 ft 7:00AM Aug 31, 2016Forecast: 13.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 31, 2016Forecast: 13 ft 7:00PM Aug 31, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVLSL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:06PM Aug 26, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 7:21PM Aug 26)Latest observed value: 15.67 ft at 7:15 PM CDT 26-Aug-2016. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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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
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic 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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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.51 ft on 06/04/2016
(2) 11.58 ft on 03/13/2016
(3) 10.59 ft on 02/03/2016
(4) 11.95 ft on 11/08/2015
(5) 11.84 ft on 04/28/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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.
16 Widespread major flooding will occur with numerous homes and roads flooded throughout Lafayette down stream to Abbeville and Perry. Large areas of inundation as result of backwater flooding of the coulees that drain in the river.
14.6 Widespread moderate flooding will occur with a few homes flooded near the river or from backwater flooding of the coulees and bayou that intersect the river.
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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