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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Vermillion River near Davis are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Wakonda
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.40 ft on 03/15/2010
(2) 16.20 ft on 03/15/2019
(3) 15.75 ft on 04/07/1969
(4) 15.60 ft on 07/05/1993
(5) 15.10 ft on 06/22/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.59 ft on 04/03/2023
(2) 12.20 ft on 03/07/2020
(3) 16.20 ft on 03/15/2019
(4) 14.40 ft on 06/23/2018
(5) 12.60 ft on 06/18/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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20.5 The bridge at the gauge site on 461st Ave is overtopped.
17 The lowest portions of 461st Ave north of the gauge site begin to flood.
16.5 The bridge 1 mile west of Davis on Highway 18 is overtopped, and the water reaches the bottom of the bridge 1 mile northwest of Davis on 460th Avenue.
15.5 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge 1 mile southwest of Davis on 286th Street.
15 Major flooding of agricultural land begins, flooding approximately 25000 acres between Davis and Vermillion. The town of Davis and several rural roads also begin flooding.
14.5 The higher banks and levees get overtopped, and flooding of some rural roads south of Davis begins. Also 280th Street between 459th and 460th Avenue is flooded.
13.5 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge 1 mile west of Davis on Highway 18.
13 Moderate flooding of agricultural land begins.
12 Several houses just west of Davis are surrounded by water.
11 Agricultural flooding begins
10 The lowest banks begin to be overtopped with some low lying areas flooded.
(1) Downstream View (6/13/2023)
(2) Upstream View (6/13/2023)
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