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Forecasts for the Embarras River (IL) at Lawrenceville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Ste Marie Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Mount Carmel
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 37
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 27
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 42.61 ft on 06/10/2008
(2) 41.61 ft on 05/16/2002
(3) 40.82 ft on 04/30/2011
(4) 40.73 ft on 01/08/2005
(5) 40.64 ft on 05/08/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.63 ft on 06/29/2020 (P)
(2) 28.10 ft on 06/10/2020 (P)
(3) 31.36 ft on 05/22/2020 (P)
(4) 28.47 ft on 05/02/2020 (P)
(5) 26.10 ft on 04/27/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 15.63 ft on 10/13/2004
(2) 15.73 ft on 10/04/2001
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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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47 Water overtops some levees in the area.
44 4th Street is inundated in Lawrenceville. 11-12 families evacuated.
43 Old U.S. Route 50 is inundated from 3 miles west of Vincennes.
41.3 4th Street covered between State and Jefferson. The intersection between 4th and Cedar inundated. 3rd Street completely inundated. Water edge on 3rd Street, 1 foot south of Route 250.
41 Old railroad grade north of Lawrenceville completely covered.
40 10th Street and parts of 3rd Street in Lawrenceville are inundated.
37 The road across Poteet Bridge floods. Some houses are isolated.
36 Billet-Vincennes River road is inundated.
33 Kelly's Lake Lane, 1160N, is inundated.
30 Minor agricultural flooding begins.
(1) Looking Upstream (Stage: 30.31 ft)
(2) Looking Downstream (Stage: 30.31 ft)
(3) Gauge House

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USGS Streamflow Duration Hydrograph

How low could the river get?

Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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