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Vermilion River at Lafayette - Surrey Street Stage (ft)Observed: 9.55 ft at 5:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.53 ft at 5:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.52 ft at 5:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.5 ft at 6:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.48 ft at 6:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.46 ft at 6:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.45 ft at 6:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.44 ft at 7:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.42 ft at 7:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.4 ft at 7:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.38 ft at 7:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.37 ft at 8:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.35 ft at 8:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.35 ft at 8:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.36 ft at 8:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.36 ft at 9:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.34 ft at 9:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.31 ft at 9:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.29 ft at 9:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.27 ft at 10:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.24 ft at 10:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.23 ft at 10:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.21 ft at 10:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.19 ft at 11:00PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.18 ft at 11:15PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.16 ft at 11:30PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.13 ft at 11:45PM May 10, 2021Observed: 9.12 ft at 12:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.1 ft at 12:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.09 ft at 12:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.07 ft at 12:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.06 ft at 1:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.04 ft at 1:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.03 ft at 1:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.01 ft at 1:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.99 ft at 2:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.98 ft at 2:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.97 ft at 2:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.96 ft at 2:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.95 ft at 3:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.94 ft at 3:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.92 ft at 3:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.91 ft at 3:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.9 ft at 4:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.89 ft at 4:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.88 ft at 4:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.87 ft at 4:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.87 ft at 5:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.86 ft at 5:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.85 ft at 5:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.85 ft at 5:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.84 ft at 6:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.84 ft at 6:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.84 ft at 6:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.83 ft at 6:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.84 ft at 7:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.86 ft at 7:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.86 ft at 7:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.87 ft at 7:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.86 ft at 8:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.86 ft at 8:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.85 ft at 8:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 8.84 ft at 8:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.04 ft at 9:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.54 ft at 9:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 9.98 ft at 9:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.53 ft at 9:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.73 ft at 10:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.88 ft at 10:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.9 ft at 10:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.9 ft at 10:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.85 ft at 11:00AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.81 ft at 11:15AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:30AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.71 ft at 11:45AM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.66 ft at 12:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.62 ft at 12:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.59 ft at 12:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.56 ft at 12:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.54 ft at 1:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.51 ft at 1:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.5 ft at 1:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.49 ft at 2:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.48 ft at 2:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.46 ft at 2:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.46 ft at 2:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.46 ft at 3:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.45 ft at 3:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.43 ft at 3:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.42 ft at 3:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.43 ft at 4:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.41 ft at 4:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.41 ft at 4:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.4 ft at 4:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.4 ft at 5:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.38 ft at 5:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.37 ft at 5:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.37 ft at 5:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.37 ft at 6:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.35 ft at 6:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.35 ft at 6:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.36 ft at 6:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.39 ft at 7:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.38 ft at 7:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.37 ft at 7:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.36 ft at 7:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.44 ft at 8:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.55 ft at 8:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.66 ft at 8:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.82 ft at 8:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 10.95 ft at 9:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 11.12 ft at 9:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 11.27 ft at 9:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 11.45 ft at 9:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 11.66 ft at 10:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 11.76 ft at 10:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 11.88 ft at 10:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 12.03 ft at 10:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 12.14 ft at 11:00PM May 11, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 11:15PM May 11, 2021Observed: 12.39 ft at 11:30PM May 11, 2021Observed: 12.54 ft at 11:45PM May 11, 2021Observed: 12.63 ft at 12:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.7 ft at 12:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.74 ft at 12:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.76 ft at 12:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.78 ft at 1:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.8 ft at 1:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.81 ft at 1:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.83 ft at 1:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.87 ft at 2:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.89 ft at 2:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.91 ft at 2:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.93 ft at 2:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.94 ft at 3:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 3:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 3:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 3:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.97 ft at 4:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.97 ft at 4:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 4:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 4:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.99 ft at 5:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 5:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.99 ft at 5:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 13 ft at 5:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 13.02 ft at 6:00AM May 12, 2021Highest Observation: 13.04 ft at 6:15AM May 12, 2021Highest Observation: 13.04 ft at 6:30AM May 12, 2021Highest Observation: 13.04 ft at 6:45AM May 12, 2021Highest Observation: 13.04 ft at 7:00AM May 12, 2021Highest Observation: 13.04 ft at 7:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 13.02 ft at 7:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 13.01 ft at 7:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 13 ft at 8:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 13 ft at 8:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.99 ft at 8:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.98 ft at 8:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.97 ft at 9:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.97 ft at 9:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.94 ft at 10:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.94 ft at 10:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.9 ft at 11:00AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.89 ft at 11:15AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.88 ft at 11:30AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.88 ft at 11:45AM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.87 ft at 12:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.86 ft at 12:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.85 ft at 12:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.84 ft at 12:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.83 ft at 1:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.83 ft at 1:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.81 ft at 1:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.81 ft at 1:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.79 ft at 2:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.78 ft at 2:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.77 ft at 2:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.76 ft at 2:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.75 ft at 3:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.74 ft at 3:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.72 ft at 3:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.71 ft at 3:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.7 ft at 4:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.69 ft at 4:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.67 ft at 4:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.67 ft at 4:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.65 ft at 5:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.64 ft at 5:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.63 ft at 5:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.61 ft at 5:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.6 ft at 6:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.58 ft at 6:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.57 ft at 6:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.55 ft at 6:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.54 ft at 7:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.52 ft at 7:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.51 ft at 7:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.5 ft at 7:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.47 ft at 8:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.46 ft at 8:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.45 ft at 8:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.43 ft at 8:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.41 ft at 9:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.39 ft at 9:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.38 ft at 9:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.36 ft at 9:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.35 ft at 10:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.34 ft at 10:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.33 ft at 10:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.33 ft at 10:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.32 ft at 11:00PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.32 ft at 11:15PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.31 ft at 11:30PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.3 ft at 11:45PM May 12, 2021Observed: 12.3 ft at 12:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.29 ft at 12:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.29 ft at 12:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 12:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.29 ft at 1:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 1:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 1:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.28 ft at 1:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 2:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 2:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 2:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 2:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 3:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 3:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.27 ft at 3:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 3:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.26 ft at 4:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 4:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 4:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 4:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.25 ft at 5:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 5:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 5:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.23 ft at 5:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.23 ft at 6:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.23 ft at 6:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.23 ft at 6:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.22 ft at 6:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.22 ft at 7:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.22 ft at 7:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.21 ft at 7:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.21 ft at 7:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.2 ft at 8:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.2 ft at 8:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.2 ft at 8:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.19 ft at 8:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.19 ft at 9:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.19 ft at 9:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 9:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 9:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 10:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.17 ft at 10:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.18 ft at 10:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.17 ft at 10:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.16 ft at 11:00AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.16 ft at 11:15AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.16 ft at 11:30AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.15 ft at 11:45AM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.15 ft at 12:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.15 ft at 12:15PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.14 ft at 12:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.14 ft at 12:45PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.13 ft at 1:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.13 ft at 1:15PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.12 ft at 1:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.12 ft at 1:45PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.12 ft at 2:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.12 ft at 2:15PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.12 ft at 2:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.11 ft at 2:45PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.11 ft at 3:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.1 ft at 3:15PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.1 ft at 3:30PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.1 ft at 3:45PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.1 ft at 4:00PM May 13, 2021Observed: 12.09 ft at 4:15PM May 13, 2021Highest Forecast: 12.2 ft 7:00PM May 13, 2021Highest Forecast: 12.2 ft 1:00AM May 14, 2021Forecast: 12.1 ft 7:00AM May 14, 2021Forecast: 11.9 ft 1:00PM May 14, 2021Forecast: 11.8 ft 7:00PM May 14, 2021Forecast: 11.6 ft 1:00AM May 15, 2021Forecast: 11.4 ft 7:00AM May 15, 2021Forecast: 11.2 ft 1:00PM May 15, 2021Forecast: 10.9 ft 7:00PM May 15, 2021Forecast: 10.7 ft 1:00AM May 16, 2021Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00AM May 16, 2021Forecast: 10.2 ft 1:00PM May 16, 2021Forecast: 9.9 ft 7:00PM May 16, 2021Forecast: 9.7 ft 1:00AM May 17, 2021Forecast: 9.4 ft 7:00AM May 17, 2021Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00PM May 17, 2021Forecast: 8.9 ft 7:00PM May 17, 2021Forecast: 8.7 ft 1:00AM May 18, 2021Forecast: 8.5 ft 7:00AM May 18, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVLSL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:09PM May 13, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 8:08AM May 13)Latest observed value: 12.09 ft at 4:15 PM CDT 13-May-2021. Flood Stage is 10 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: 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) 17.62 ft on 08/15/2016 (P)
(3) 16.80 ft on 03/13/1947
(4) 16.37 ft on 04/08/1942
(5) 15.81 ft on 01/20/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.15 ft on 08/28/2017
(2) 13.16 ft on 05/04/2017 (P)
(3) 17.62 ft on 08/15/2016 (P)
(4) 11.51 ft on 06/04/2016
(5) 11.58 ft on 03/13/2016
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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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