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Cicero Creek at Morse Reservoir Pool (ft)Observed: 810.12 ft at 7:00AM Nov 16, 2014Observed: 810.15 ft at 7:00AM Nov 17, 2014Observed: 810.14 ft at 7:00AM Nov 18, 2014Observed: 810.12 ft at 7:00AM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 810.11 ft at 7:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 810.1 ft at 7:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 810.1 ft at 7:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 810.11 ft at 7:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 810.78 ft at 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 811.09 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Indianapolis WaterNMSI3(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (3:36PM Nov 25, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 811.09 ft at 7:00 AM EST 25-Nov-2014.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): 810

Historic Crests
(1) 813.44 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 812.95 ft on 06/28/1957
(3) 812.06 ft on 01/13/2013 (P)

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 813.44 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 812.06 ft on 01/13/2013 (P)
(3) 812.95 ft on 06/28/1957

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 800.26 ft on 11/19/1999
(2) 800.63 ft on 10/12/2004
(3) 803.91 ft on 10/16/1988
(4) 804.00 ft on 07/19/2012
(5) 804.26 ft on 11/01/1966
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812 Morse Reservoir at an usually high level. This typically occurs following extensive flooding of Cicero Creek.
811 Morse Reservoir after after typical flooding of Cicero Creek.
810.5 Typical level of Morse Reservoir during periods of normal streamflow and rainfall.
810 Morse Reservoir is considered full. When level is falling the outlet valve may be opened at any time. When level is rising outlet valve will likely be closed.
807 Lake sections north of 236th Street in Cicero average 2 to 3 deep and maybe limited for use except by pontoons and small fishing boats. Submerged points or sandbars are 2 to 5 feet deep. This depth extends up to several hundred feet offshore. Boats during the Summer 2007 got caught on these shallow areas. Several boats received propeller damage.
806.9 Lake sections between 236th Street and Carrigan Road are navigable. The point on the east side of the lake at 216th Street just north of the marina has 2-3 foot water extending several hundred feet out into the lake. The first point south of 236th Street on the west side of the lake extends well out into the lake at normal pool of 810 feet. Normal 5 foot depths a few hundred feet offshore are now 2 feet deep and pose a buoy marked boating hazard.
806.8 The south end of the lake south of Carrigan Road to the dam is all navigable. However, a sandbar on the main body near the first point on the east side of the lake extends over 500 feet out into the lake. This bar averages 5 to 6 foot deep when the lake is 810 feet. Now this sandbar is only 2-3 feet deep and is an unmarked navigation hazard. The "party island" bay in this same lake section averages at best 5 feet deep in many areas. The channel on the west side of the island averages 2-3 feet and is
806.7 The "party island" bay in the southeast end of the lake averages at best 5 feet deep in many areas. The channel on the west side of the island averages 2-3 feet deep and is likely a navigation hazard.
804.02 Record low level for the month of August set during the Drought of 2012 on August 4, 2012 just before the rains of August 2012 began.
804 Record low level for so early in the year and the month of July. This level reached during Drought of 2012 on July 17, 2012 and 47 days of record to near low rainfall and near record to record temperatures from June 28-July 8.
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(1) East view of Morse Reservoir at Cicero wiith an elevation of 809.6 feet.
(2) Northeast view of Morse Reservoir at Cicero wiith an elevation of 809.6 feet.
(3) South view of Morse Reservoir at Cicero wiith an elevation of 809.6 feet.
(4) Southwest view of the tailwater of Morse Reservoir with an elevation of 809.6 feet.
(5) West view of the tailwater of Morse Reservoir with an elevation of 809.6 feet.
(6) Northwest view of the tailwater of Morse Reservoir with an elevation of 809.6 feet.
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804.2 During the Drought of 2012...all county recreational areas were closed during the middle of July because of low water levels.
806.8 The south end of the lake south of Carrigan Road to the dam is all navigable. However, a sandbar on the main body near the first point on the east side of the lake extends over 500 feet out into the lake. This bar averages 5 to 6 foot deep when the lake is 810 feet. Now this sandbar is only 2-3 feet deep and is an unmarked navigation hazard. The "party island" bay in this same lake section averages at best 5 feet deep in many areas. The channel on the west side of the island averages 2-3 feet and is likely a navigation hazard.
806.9 Lake sections between 236th Street and Carrigan Road are navigable. The point on the east side of the lake at 216th Street just north of the marina has 2-3 foot water extending several hundred feet out into the lake. The first point south of 236th Street on the west side of the lake extends well out into the lake at normal pool of 810 feet. Normal 5 foot depths a few hundred feet offshore are now 2 feet deep and pose a buoy marked boating hazard.
807 Lake sections north of 236th Street in Cicero average 2-3 feet deep and maybe limited for use except by pontoons and small fising boats. Submerged points or sandbars are 2-5 feet deep. This depth extends up to several hundred feet offshore. Boats during Summer 2007 got caught on these shallow areas. Several boats received propeller damage.
810 Level at which water stops flowing over the spillway at Morse Reservoir
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Latitude: 40.073333° N, Longitude: 86.046111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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