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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- An archer sculpture almost submerged, but keeping his nose above water peeks above the floodwater on Highland Road near Woodleigh Drive.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK Almost a week's worth of rainy weather has caused the Vermilion River to rise within a foot of the bottom of the Surrey Street Bridge in Lafayette, an area that normally allows boat traffic to pass.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Debris on a drainage ditch at the corner of Burbank Drive and W. Lee Drive shows how high the water reached during days of rainy weather before starting to recede.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- More than 13 inches of rain have fallen in the Baton Rouge area since Jan. 1, causing problems for some residents, including the owner of this house on Highland Road near S. Englewood Drive that sits surrounded by water.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The flooded main entrance to the BREC Soccer Complex on Burbank Drive is one of many places across the area that experienced localized flooding after days of rainy weather. Thursday will start at least a week of drier weather and sunshine, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The 11th green at Santa Maria Golf Course gained some new water hazards during days of rain across the Baton Rouge area. Better weather is on the way with sunny skies on the horizon starting Thursday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A carpet of red ants float in the water waiting to hit dry land at the BREC Soccer Complex on Burbank Drive on Wednesday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Redstick Radio Control Flying Club's Burbank Field on Burbank Drive was underwater Wednesday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Bleachers, fences and parking rails were surrounded with water at Highland Road Park Wednesday, a result of more than 13 inches of rain that fell in the Baton Rouge area since Jan. 1.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A picnic table and trash barrel are surrounded by water at the BREC Soccer Complex on Burbank Drive on Wednesday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Bleachers, fences and parking rails surrounded by water at Highland Road Park on Wednesday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG --The flooded seventh fairway at Santa Maria Golf Course is the result of more than 13 inches of rain that fell in the Baton Rouge area since Jan. 1.