Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Taking the Guess out of Vermillion River Levels

With the huge amount of rain the Vermilion River has came up to epic levels this last week.  The gauge is on one of the forks and only records the amount that that actually passes through there.  It has always been a guess as to what is in the river by time it gets to Hastings. This Sunday I went up to see if I could see the old stick gauge on the mills just above the falls.  I was happy to see that they had installed a new gauge to the left of it and it is readable from across the river.  Here are some videos rcording the level of actual level of the river along with the gauge reading.  This will be helpful in the future when the level is playing the guess game with us.

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