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Illinois River at LaGrange Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Observed: 20.35 ft at 6:30PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.34 ft at 7:00PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.31 ft at 7:30PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.33 ft at 8:00PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.31 ft at 8:30PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.31 ft at 9:00PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.33 ft at 9:30PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.29 ft at 10:00PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.32 ft at 10:30PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.28 ft at 11:00PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.3 ft at 11:30PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 20.27 ft at 12:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.3 ft at 12:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.25 ft at 1:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.25 ft at 1:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.26 ft at 2:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.24 ft at 2:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.22 ft at 3:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.21 ft at 3:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.21 ft at 4:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.26 ft at 4:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.2 ft at 5:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.24 ft at 5:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.23 ft at 6:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.19 ft at 6:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.23 ft at 7:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.19 ft at 7:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.23 ft at 8:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.19 ft at 8:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.22 ft at 9:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.19 ft at 9:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.22 ft at 10:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.18 ft at 10:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.21 ft at 11:00AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.25 ft at 11:30AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.23 ft at 12:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.27 ft at 12:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.26 ft at 1:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.28 ft at 1:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.28 ft at 2:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.32 ft at 2:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.38 ft at 3:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.48 ft at 3:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.53 ft at 4:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.66 ft at 4:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.69 ft at 5:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.79 ft at 5:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.89 ft at 6:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 20.99 ft at 6:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.14 ft at 7:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.26 ft at 7:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.37 ft at 8:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.48 ft at 8:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.54 ft at 9:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.59 ft at 9:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.65 ft at 10:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.7 ft at 10:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.75 ft at 11:00PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.78 ft at 11:30PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 21.79 ft at 12:00AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 21.86 ft at 12:30AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 21.9 ft at 1:00AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 21.94 ft at 1:30AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 21.94 ft at 2:00AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 21.98 ft at 2:30AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 22.05 ft at 3:00AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 22.08 ft at 3:30AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 22.11 ft at 4:00AM Apr 30, 2017Observed: 22.1 ft at 4:30AM Apr 30, 2017Highest Observation: 22.21 ft at 5:00AM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 22.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 22.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 22.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 30, 2017Forecast: 22.7 ft 1:00AM May 01, 2017Forecast: 22.9 ft 7:00AM May 01, 2017Forecast: 23.2 ft 1:00PM May 01, 2017Forecast: 23.5 ft 7:00PM May 01, 2017Forecast: 23.9 ft 1:00AM May 02, 2017Forecast: 24.4 ft 7:00AM May 02, 2017Forecast: 25 ft 1:00PM May 02, 2017Forecast: 25.6 ft 7:00PM May 02, 2017Forecast: 26.1 ft 1:00AM May 03, 2017Forecast: 26.6 ft 7:00AM May 03, 2017Forecast: 27.1 ft 1:00PM May 03, 2017Forecast: 27.5 ft 7:00PM May 03, 2017Forecast: 27.9 ft 1:00AM May 04, 2017Forecast: 28.4 ft 7:00AM May 04, 2017Forecast: 28.8 ft 1:00PM May 04, 2017Forecast: 29.2 ft 7:00PM May 04, 2017Forecast: 29.4 ft 1:00AM May 05, 2017Forecast: 29.6 ft 7:00AM May 05, 2017Forecast: 29.8 ft 1:00PM May 05, 2017Forecast: 30 ft 7:00PM May 05, 2017Forecast: 30.2 ft 1:00AM May 06, 2017Forecast: 30.4 ft 7:00AM May 06, 2017Forecast: 30.5 ft 1:00PM May 06, 2017Highest Forecast: 30.6 ft 7:00PM May 06, 2017NLGI2(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (5:53AM Apr 30, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:05PM Apr 29)Latest observed value: 22.21 ft at 5:00 AM CDT 30-Apr-2017. Flood Stage is 23 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Illinois River at LaGrange Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.66 ft on 07/02/2015
(2) 34.50 ft on 04/27/2013
(3) 34.02 ft on 06/01/1995
(4) 33.34 ft on 05/20/2002
(5) 32.80 ft on 04/19/1979 (P)
(6) 32.00 ft on 04/29/1973
(7) 32.00 ft on 05/22/2009
(8) 32.00 ft on 07/29/1993
(9) 31.15 ft on 06/06/2013
(10) 30.42 ft on 06/29/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.66 ft on 07/02/2015
(2) 31.15 ft on 06/06/2013
(3) 34.50 ft on 04/27/2013
(4) 27.86 ft on 06/28/2011
(5) 27.47 ft on 05/04/2011
(6) 30.42 ft on 06/29/2010
(7) 25.39 ft on 05/23/2010
(8) 24.83 ft on 03/22/2010
(9) 23.34 ft on 01/30/2010
(10) 25.57 ft on 01/02/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.30 ft on 10/10/1987
(2) 5.38 ft on 10/12/2012
(3) 5.64 ft on 08/05/2012
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429 Normal pool level.
427.5 Dam goes up at this pool level.
36 Lockmasters house and the lower Corps building at the lock and dam begin flooding.
35.5 LaGrange Road (County Highway 12) is flooded south of LaGrange Lock and Dam.
29.5 La Grange Lock Road (County Road 1730N) is flooded just north of the Lock and Dam.
28.8 County Road 500N south of La Grange is closed due to flooding.
24 Extensive wetland acreage south of La Grange begins flooding.
23 Adjacent farmland and wetlands begins flooding. Island Road across the river in western Cass County begins flooding.
20.5 The lock wall is completely overtopped.
16.5 The earthen part of the dam is overtopped.
5.6 At and below this height, barge traffic will need to consider lowering tonnage to avoid grounding.
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(1) Lockmaster's residence in the backyard on May 23, 2009 at a stage of 31.9 ft.
(2) Utility building at La Grange Lock and Dam on May 23, 2009 at a stage of 31.9 ft.
(3) Brown County Road 1965E on May 19, 2009 at a stage of 30.3 ft.
(4) Lock and Dam Road at La Grange Lock and Dam on September 26, 2008 at a stage of 29.0 ft.
(5) Illinois Conservancy wetlands south of La Grange on September 26, 2008 at a stage of 29.1 ft.
(6) Illinois Conservancy wetlands south of La Grange on September 26, 2008 at a stage of 29.1 ft.
(7) Brown County Road 500N on September 26, 2008 at a stage of 29.1 ft.
(8) Looking upstream from New La Grange Lock and Dam
(9) Looking downstream from New La Grange Lock and Dam
(10) Staff gage at the tailwater of New La Grange Lock and Dam
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Latitude: 39.940278° N, Longitude: 90.534444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 23 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 29 413.5 ft 436.5 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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