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Vermilion River at Lafayette - Surrey Street Stage (ft)Observed: 5.61 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 1:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 2:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 3:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 3:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 4:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 4:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 5:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 6:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 7:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 8:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 9:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 9:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 10:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 10:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 11:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 12:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 12:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 2:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 2:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 3:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 3:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 5:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 5:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 6:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 6:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 7:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 7:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 8:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 8:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 9:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 9:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 10:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 10:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 10:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 11:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 11:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 12:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 12:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 1:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 2:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 2:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 3:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 3:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 4:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 4:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 5:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 5:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 7:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 7:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 7:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 8:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 8:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 9:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 10:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 10:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 10:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 11:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 11:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 11:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 12:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 12:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 12:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 1:45AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.67 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.67 ft at 2:15AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.67 ft at 2:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 2:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 3:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 3:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 4:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.61 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 5:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 5:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 6:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 6:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 7:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 7:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 8:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 8:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 9:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 9:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 10:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 10:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 10:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 12:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 12:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 1:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 1:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 2:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 2:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 3:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 4:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 5:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 5:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.37 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 6:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 6:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.34 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.34 ft at 7:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.33 ft at 9:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.35 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 11:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 11:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 11:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 12:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 12:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 1:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 1:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 2:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.6 ft at 2:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.59 ft at 3:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 4:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 4:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 4:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 6:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 7:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 8:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 8:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 9:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 9:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 9:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 10:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 10:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 10:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 11:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 11:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 11:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 12:15PM Oct 24, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVLSL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:50PM Oct 24, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.47 ft at 12:15 PM CDT 24-Oct-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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(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.
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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