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Little Vermillion River near Salem Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLVSS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:18AM Dec 14, 2019)Flood Stage is 7 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Little Vermillion River near Salem. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.95 ft on 07/04/1993
(2) 10.01 ft on 03/28/1997
(3) 9.88 ft on 06/20/1984
(4) 9.28 ft on 03/14/2010 (P)
(5) 9.21 ft on 03/17/2011 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.21 ft on 03/17/2011 (P)
(2) 9.28 ft on 03/14/2010 (P)
(3) 6.57 ft on 07/13/2009
(4) 9.17 ft on 06/07/2008
(5) 8.42 ft on 03/12/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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14.5 The bridge on Highway 81 is overtopped.
11.5 443rd Avenue 1 mile east of the gage is flooded.
10.5 The bridges on 248th Street and 444th Avenue are overtopped, and water reaches the bottom of the bridge on Highway 81.
9.5 The bridge on 442nd Avenue at the gage is overtopped, and the water reaches the top of the culverts on 247th Street northwest of the gage and on 443rd Avenue east of the gage.
8 The water reaches the bottom of the bridges on 247th Street, 248th Street, and 444th Avenue.
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Latitude: 43.794167° N, Longitude: 97.367222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 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 Not Available Not Available 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 1510 ft 1517 ft  

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