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Des Plaines River near Gurnee Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 11:15PM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 4.56 ft at 11:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 11:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 12:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 12:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 1:15AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 4.56 ft at 1:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 1:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 2:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 2:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 2:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 3:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 4:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 4:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 4:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 5:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 7:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 7:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 9:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 10:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 11:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 11:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 12:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 12:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 1:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 2:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 2:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 3:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 3:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 4:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 4:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 5:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 5:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 6:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 6:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 8:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 8:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 10:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 10:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 11:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 11:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 12:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 12:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 1:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 10:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 1:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 1:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 4:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.49 ft at 7:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 8:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 9:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 10:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 10:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 10:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.47 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 12:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 1:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 1:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.45 ft at 2:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 3:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 3:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 8:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 8:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 10:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 10:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 10:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:15AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 11:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:45AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 2:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 3:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 3:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 3:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 4:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 5:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 6:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 8:45PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 9:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:15PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:30PM Apr 19, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGUNI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:20PM Apr 19, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.37 ft at 9:30 PM CDT 19-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 7 ft
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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 Gurnee 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:11
Moderate Flood Stage:9
Flood Stage:7
Action Stage:6.5

Historical Crests
(1) 11.95 ft on 09/27/1986
(2) 11.76 ft on 05/25/2004
(3) 11.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(4) 10.64 ft on 04/03/1960
(5) 10.30 ft on 06/16/2000
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Currently none available.
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9.5 Water overtops IL Route 132 (Grand Avenue) near Peterson Park.
9 Water approaches some homes in Gurnee.
7 Flooding begins to affect the lowest areas near the river.
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Latitude: 42.344167° N, Longitude: 87.938333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 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 29 650.3 ft 657.3 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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