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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 Russell are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Gurnee
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.15 ft on 07/14/2017
(2) 11.09 ft on 05/23/2004
(3) 10.75 ft on 03/06/1976
(4) 10.75 ft on 09/27/1986
(5) 10.51 ft on 08/24/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.15 ft on 07/14/2017
(2) 7.45 ft on 05/03/2017
(3) 7.80 ft on 04/02/2017
(4) 9.96 ft on 04/19/2013
(5) 7.59 ft on 02/23/2011
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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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9.5 Water reaches homes on Russell Road between the river and Kilbourne Road.
8 Agricultural land and park lands flood. Water approaches a few homes near railroad tracks.
7 Water flows into surrounding farm and marsh land near the river.

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