USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
03335500 WABASH RIVER AT LAFAYETTE, IN
LOCATION - Lat 40°25'19", long 86°53'49" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.20, T.23 N., R.4 W., Tippecanoe County, IN, Hydrologic Unit 05120108, on downstream side of Brown St. abutment in Lafayette, 0.2 mi upstream from Main St. bridge, 0.3 mi downstream from Harrison Memorial Bridge, 5.1 mi downstream from Wildcat Creek, and at mile 311.9.
DRAINAGE AREA - 7,267 mi². drainage area derived from the "Drainage Areas of Indiana Streams" publication
- WSP 1335: 1929, 1932-33, 1936. WSP 1505: 1950. WSP 1555: 1928(M). WSP 2109: Drainage area. WDR IN-81-1: 1979.
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1901 to January 1902, March to December 1902, January to May 1903 (gage height only), October 1923 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods, published in WSP 1305. Gage-height records collected at present site since October 1913 are contained in reports of National Weather Service.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 503.84 feet above the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Formerly 504.14 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
Prior to May 2, 1903, nonrecording gage 0.2 mi upstream at different datum operated by the National Weather Service. Oct. 7, 1923, to Nov. 20, 1933, nonrecording gage at same site and datum operated by USGS. Prior to May 30, 2014, at site 0.3 miles downstream at same datum.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of Mar. 26, 1913, reached a stage of 32.9 ft, from floodmark determined by National Weather Service, discharge, 190,000 ft³/s.