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Vermilion River at Lafayette - Surrey Street, LA (VLSL1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

22.3* 25.0*
Record Crest: 24.87 ft
21.3 24.0
20.3 23.0
19.3 22.0
18.3 21.0
17.3 20.0
16.3 19.0
15.3 18.0
14.3 17.0
13.3 16.0

Major Flooding Begins

12.3 15.0
11.3 14.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

10.3 13.0
9.3 12.0
8.3 11.0
7.3 10.0
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Lake Charles, LA Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center

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7.9 ft at 08/31/2014 06:15:00 UTC
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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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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.