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Des Plaines River at Riverside Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 3.73 ft at 3:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 4:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 4:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 4:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 6:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 6:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 6:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 8:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 8:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 9:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 9:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 10:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 10:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 12:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 1:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 1:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 1:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 2:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 2:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 3:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 4:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 4:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 4:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 4:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 5:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 5:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 5:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 5:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 6:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 6:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 6:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 7:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.21 ft at 7:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.22 ft at 8:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.21 ft at 8:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.2 ft at 8:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.19 ft at 8:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.19 ft at 9:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.19 ft at 9:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.17 ft at 10:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.17 ft at 10:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.15 ft at 11:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.13 ft at 11:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 3.13 ft at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.13 ft at 12:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.12 ft at 12:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.12 ft at 12:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.12 ft at 1:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.11 ft at 1:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 2:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 3:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 3:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 3:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 6:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 6:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 6:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 7:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 7:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 8:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 9:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 9:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 10:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:15AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 1:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 2:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 4:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 4:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 5:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 5:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 5:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 5:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 9:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 10:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:15PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 2:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 4:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 4:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 7:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 7:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 7:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 7:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 9:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 9:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 10:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 10:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 11:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:15AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 12:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.61 ft at 1:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 2:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 2:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 3:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 4:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 4:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 4:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 4:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 5:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 5:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 5:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 5:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 6:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 6:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 6:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 6:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 7:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 7:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 7:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 7:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 8:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 9:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 9:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 9:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 9:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 10:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 10:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 10:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 10:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 11:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 11:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 11:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 11:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 12:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 12:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 12:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 12:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 1:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 1:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 1:45AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 2:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 2:15AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.56 ft at 2:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 2:45AM Aug 30, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRVRI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:20AM Aug 30, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.55 ft at 2:45 AM CDT 30-Aug-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 at Riverside 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:9
Moderate Flood Stage:8
Flood Stage:7
Action Stage:6

Historical Crests
(1) 11.42 ft on 04/18/2013
(2) 9.90 ft on 08/15/1987
(3) 9.87 ft on 09/14/2008
(4) 9.82 ft on 01/26/1969
(5) 9.24 ft on 07/24/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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8.5 Damage begins to residences in vicinity of junction of Salt Creek and Des Plaines River.
7.5 Park areas are inundated near Salt Creek.
6.5 Flooding affects forest preserve areas.
6 Water begins to overflow banks in the lowest areas adjacent to the river.
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Latitude: 41.821667° N, Longitude: 87.821944° 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 29 594.68 ft 601.68 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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How low could the river get?
Prior to January 2011, the gage was located 400 feet downstream of the current location. Gage height values at the current location are higher than those at the old location, given the same discharge. The difference in gage heights between the two locations is variable ranging from about +0.45 ft at gage heights around 6 feet to +0.85 ft at gage heights around 10 feet. (For example: a current reading of 6.00 ft would approximately equate to a reading of 5.55 ft at the old location and a current reading of 10.00 ft would approximately equate to a reading of 9.15 ft at the old location.)
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