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Des Plaines River near Des Plaines Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 8.93 ft at 3:45PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Observation: 8.93 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Observation: 8.93 ft at 4:15PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Observation: 8.93 ft at 4:30PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Observation: 8.93 ft at 4:45PM Nov 25, 2014Highest Observation: 8.93 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 5:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 5:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 5:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 6:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 6:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 6:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.91 ft at 7:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.91 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.91 ft at 7:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.91 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.9 ft at 8:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.9 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.9 ft at 8:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.9 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.89 ft at 9:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.89 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.89 ft at 9:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.89 ft at 10:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.89 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 10:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 11:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.87 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.87 ft at 11:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 8.87 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.87 ft at 12:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 12:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 1:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 1:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 2:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 2:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.84 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.84 ft at 3:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.85 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.84 ft at 3:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.84 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.83 ft at 4:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.83 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.83 ft at 4:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.83 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.83 ft at 5:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.83 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 5:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 6:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 6:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 7:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 7:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 8:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 8:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 9:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 9:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 10:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 10:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 10:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 11:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 11:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 11:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 12:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 12:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 12:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 1:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 1:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 1:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 2:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 2:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 2:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 2:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 3:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 3:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 3:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 3:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 4:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 4:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 4:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 4:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 5:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 5:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 5:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 6:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 6:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 6:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 7:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 7:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 7:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 9:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 9:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 9:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 10:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 10:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 10:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 11:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 11:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 11:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 12:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 12:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.82 ft at 12:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 1:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 1:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 1:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 2:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 2:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 2:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 3:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 3:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 3:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 4:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.8 ft at 4:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 4:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 5:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 5:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 5:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 5:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 6:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 6:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 6:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 7:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 7:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 7:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.78 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 8:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 8:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 8:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 9:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 9:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 9:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 9:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 10:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 10:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 10:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.76 ft at 11:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 11:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 11:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 12:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 2:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 2:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 2:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 2:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 4:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 4:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 4:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 5:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 6:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 6:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 6:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 6:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 7:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 7:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 7:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 7:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 8:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 8:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 8:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 8:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 9:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 9:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 9:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 9:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 10:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 10:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 10:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 10:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 11:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 11:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 11:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 11:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 12:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 1:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 2:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 2:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 2:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 2:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 4:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 4:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 4:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.73 ft at 5:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 5:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 6:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.72 ft at 6:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.71 ft at 6:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.71 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.71 ft at 7:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 7:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 7:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.71 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 8:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 8:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 8:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 9:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 9:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 9:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 10:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 10:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.68 ft at 10:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.68 ft at 11:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.68 ft at 11:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.68 ft at 11:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 12:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 12:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 12:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.69 ft at 1:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 1:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 1:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 2:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 2:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 8.71 ft at 2:45PM Nov 28, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDSPI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:35PM Nov 28, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 8.71 ft at 2:45 PM CST 28-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: Flood stage level has recently changed.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Des Plaines River near Des Plaines are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 20.92 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 20.88 ft on 10/01/1986
(3) 20.00 ft on 09/14/2008
(4) 18.77 ft on 08/14/1987
(5) 18.67 ft on 05/21/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.92 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 17.55 ft on 07/23/2011 (P)
(3) 17.19 ft on 05/14/2010
(4) 17.43 ft on 12/28/2008
(5) 20.00 ft on 09/14/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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20 Flooding affects large areas near the river with numerous homes impacted.
18.6 Melrose Park - 1st Avenue pump station floods.
18.5 Flood waters affect residential areas of Big Bend Drive, Mason Lane, River Road, and Howard.
17 Water on pavement of 1700 block of Busse Highway, at River Rd and Gregory, Central Road, and Big Bend Drive.
15.5 Water reaches some backyards along Big Bend Drive.
15 Roads in the forest preserve begin to flood.
13.5 Water overflows into campground and forest preserve.
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Latitude: 42.087222° N, Longitude: 87.887222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 626.31 ft 631.31 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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** IMPORTANT ** On November 14 2014, The gage zero datum at this USGS streamgage was changed by 10.0 feet. At that time, all river stages, existing flood thresholds, and impacts were increased by 10 feet. For example, flood stage was changed from 5.0 ft to 15.0 ft. All historical crests have been converted to new datum.

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