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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 at River Forest 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: 18.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.5
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
Currently none available.

Recent Crests
Currently none available.

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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17.5 Between 17.5 and 18.5 Water overflows banks behind homes on River Oaks Drive and floods residential area.
16.5 Flood waters on Chicago Avenue.
16 Flood waters encroach Chicago Avenue
13 Trailside Museum parking lot submerged.
10 Forest Preserve south of Chicago Ave inundated and water just beginning to cover far southwest corner of Trailside Museum parking lot.

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