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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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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
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.09 ft on 07/16/2017
(2) 11.95 ft on 09/27/1986
(3) 11.76 ft on 05/25/2004
(4) 11.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(5) 10.64 ft on 04/03/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.09 ft on 07/16/2017
(2) 7.83 ft on 05/02/2017
(3) 8.42 ft on 04/06/2017
(4) 11.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(5) 7.35 ft on 04/27/2011
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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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11 US Route 41 closes.
10.5 IL Route 32(Grand Avenue) closes.
9.5 Water on outside lanes of 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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