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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Bayou Vermilion near Carencro 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: 21.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 19.5
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.50 ft on 03/13/2012
(2) 21.59 ft on 03/15/2004
(3) 21.53 ft on 08/14/2016 (P)
(4) 21.52 ft on 01/11/2013
(5) 20.70 ft on 06/08/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.04 ft on 05/05/2017 (P)
(2) 21.53 ft on 08/14/2016 (P)
(3) 18.25 ft on 03/13/2016
(4) 17.21 ft on 11/08/2015
(5) 19.62 ft on 05/29/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22.5 Potentially several hundred homes flooded with numerous roads closed within several miles of Bayous Fuseilier, Carencro and Vermilion all the way down to Interstate 10.
21.5 Several roads are closed with several homes near the bayou flooded or cutoff.
20.5 Intersection of Arnaudville and Magellan roads is impassible.
19.5 Arnaudville Road and Magellan road intersection begins to flood from Coulee Lantier.
18 Roads along Bayou Fuseilier are impassable. These include but are not limited to Walnut and Green roads along the St. Martin, St. Landry Parish line, as well as Meche Road in St. Landry Parish.

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