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Deer Creek near Chicago Heights Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.02 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.06 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.16 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.18 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.16 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.23 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.22 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.18 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.18 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.22 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.16 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.58 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.62 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.79 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.76 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.11 ft at 9:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.1 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2020Highest Observation: 5.16 ft at 10:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.1 ft at 10:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.81 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.76 ft at 3:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.76 ft at 3:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.75 ft at 3:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.77 ft at 4:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.66 ft at 5:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.67 ft at 5:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.63 ft at 5:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 6:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.58 ft at 6:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.61 ft at 6:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.54 ft at 7:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.57 ft at 7:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.56 ft at 7:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 7:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 8:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 8:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.41 ft at 9:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.39 ft at 10:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.39 ft at 11:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.34 ft at 12:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.29 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 1:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 1:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 1:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 2:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.29 ft at 2:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.25 ft at 2:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 3:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 3:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.22 ft at 4:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 4:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.22 ft at 4:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 4:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.25 ft at 5:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.23 ft at 5:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 5:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.25 ft at 6:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.23 ft at 6:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 7:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 8:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.16 ft at 8:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.16 ft at 9:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 9:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 10:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 11:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 11:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 1:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 1:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 4:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 5:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 5:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 6:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 6:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 6:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 7:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 7:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 8:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 9:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.06 ft at 9:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 9:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 9:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 10:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 10:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 11:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.06 ft at 11:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 11:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 12:00AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:15AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:30AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 12:45AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 1:00AM May 31, 2020Observed: 3.99 ft at 1:15AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 1:30AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:45AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 2:00AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 2:15AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 2:30AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 2:45AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 3:00AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 3:15AM May 31, 2020Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:30AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 3:45AM May 31, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 4:00AM May 31, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCDCI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:09AM May 31, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.03 ft at 4:00 AM CDT 31-May-2020. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Deer Creek near Chicago Heights. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.87 ft on 09/15/2008
(2) 12.37 ft on 08/24/2007
(3) 12.16 ft on 04/17/2006
(4) 11.93 ft on 02/20/2018 (P)
(5) 11.83 ft on 06/10/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.54 ft on 05/01/2019
(2) 11.93 ft on 02/20/2018 (P)
(3) 10.23 ft on 07/22/2017
(4) 11.02 ft on 03/31/2017
(5) 10.60 ft on 06/16/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.30 ft on 07/25/1988
(2) 3.00 ft on 05/01/2001
(3) 3.13 ft on 08/01/2015
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17 Industrial structures east of the creek are threatened south of Ford Heights.
15 Cottage Grove Avenue is threatened near the creek in Sauk Village.
14.5 Medgar Evans Center is threatened in Ford Heights. Industrial structures west of the creek are threatened south of Ford Heights.
14 Numerous residences are threatened along Deer Creek Drive in Ford Heights. US30 is threatened in Ford Heights.
13 Numerous residences are threatened along Deer Creek Drive in Ford Heights. Sauk Trail is threatened near the creek east of Streger. Joe Orr Road is threatened north of Ford Heights.
12 Structures are threatened near Cottage Grove Avenue in Glenwood. Kennedy Lane is threatened in Ford Heights.
10 Water overtops numerous low-lying banks in Steger and Ford Heights.
9 Low-lying agricultural land is inundated north of Ford Heights.
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Latitude: 41.520833° N, Longitude: 87.590278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 615.64 Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 615.95 Not Available 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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