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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kaskaskia River at Vandalia are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Carlyle Dam Tailwater
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.27 ft on 05/08/2002
(2) 27.88 ft on 04/19/2013
(3) 27.83 ft on 12/28/2015
(4) 27.70 ft on 01/06/2005
(5) 27.65 ft on 05/01/2017
(6) 27.45 ft on 04/28/2011
(7) 27.41 ft on 04/30/1996
(8) 27.40 ft on 05/18/1995
(9) 27.39 ft on 06/29/1951
(10) 27.10 ft on 01/04/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.89 ft on 04/01/2019 (P)
(2) 22.51 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(3) 22.37 ft on 02/09/2019 (P)
(4) 21.47 ft on 01/26/2019
(5) 18.18 ft on 01/21/2019
(6) 19.67 ft on 01/03/2019
(7) 24.07 ft on 06/14/2018
(8) 24.81 ft on 04/05/2018
(9) 22.38 ft on 03/30/2018
(10) 20.57 ft on 02/27/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 08/22/1911
(2) 0.50 ft on 05/01/1980
(3) 1.93 ft on 07/27/2012
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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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33.29 Flood waters reach the instrument shelf of the manometer gage house.
31 Floodwaters will threaten the wastewater treatment facility near this height.
30.5 Flood waters reach the floor of the gage house.
27.9 U.S. Highway 51 south of Vandalia begins to flood near this height.
27.5 Near this level, the left bank levee just south of the U.S. Highway 51 bridge is overtopped.
26 The Dively and Vandalia Levees begin to be overtopped.
25.8 Along South 4th Street, numerous homes begin flooding near the St. Clair Street intersection.
25.5 South 4th Street begins flooding near and south of Jefferson Street in Vandalia.
23 Agricultural levee begins to be slightly overtopped. No residences are affected at this level.
19.2 State Highway J just east of County Road 206 begins to flood near this height.
18 Flood Stage. Minor flooding begins. Unprotected farmland begins to flood.
Photos
(1) Levee just south of U.S. Hwy 51 bridge on March 20, 2008 at 26.48 feet.
(2) The Zone Heath Club at Jefferson and N. 4th Sts. on March 20, 2010 at a stage of 26.48 ft.
(3) Homes along North 4th St. at St. Clair St. on March 20, 2008 at a stage of 26.48 ft.
(4) Homes along North 4th St. in Vandalia on March 20, 2008 at a stage of 26.48 ft.
(5) Home on North 4th St. at St. Clair St. in Vandalia on March 20, 2008 at a stage of 26.48 ft.
(6) North 4th Street at Jefferson Street in Vandalia on March 20, 2008 at a stage of 26.5 feet.
(7) Cropland east of U.S. Highway 51 south of the bridge on March 20, 2008 at 26.4 ft.
(8) Kaskaskia River at low flow looking upstream from the U.S. Highway 51 bridge.
(9) Kaskaskia River at low flow looking downstream from the U.S. Hwy 51 bridge.
(10) Vandalia gaging shelter at the U.S. Highway 51 bridge.

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