Vermilion River Flowing Backwards
Aug 28, 2017 03:18PM ● Published by Desk Editor
The Vermilion River reverse-flow phenomenon.
The reverse-flow phenomenon commonly occurs on the Vermilion River near the City of Lafayette when rainfall runoff enters the river at a faster rate downstream than the runoff upstream. When this happens and/or when the river is at or above certain flood levels (as is shown here), the river will start to flow backwards (upstream) causing the reverse-flow effect.
Shown here is the river at 10.03 ft, considered "Moderate Flood Stage" by the National Weather Service.
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Sources: U.S. Geological Survey, The National Weather Service, Bayou Vermilion District
Photos & Video via: Face Media Group
Vermilion River flowing backwards...