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Des Plaines River near Des Plaines Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.01 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 3:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 3:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.9 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.9 ft at 5:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 6:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 6:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 8:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 9:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 10:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:15PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:30PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:45PM May 29, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 1:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 2:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 3:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 3:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 3:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 6:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 6:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 6:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 7:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:00AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:15AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:30AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:45AM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 2:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 3:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 3:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 4:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 4:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 4:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 4:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.89 ft at 5:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.9 ft at 6:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.9 ft at 6:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 7:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.91 ft at 7:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 7:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 7:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 9:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:00PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:15PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:30PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:45PM May 30, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 1:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 1:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 1:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 1:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 2:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 2:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 2:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 2:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 4:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 4:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 5:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 5:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 5:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 6:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 7:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 7:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 8:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 8:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 8:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 8:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 9:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 9:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 9:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 10:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 10:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 10:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 11:00AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 11:15AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:30AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:45AM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 12:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 2:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 2:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 3:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 3:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 3:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 4:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.92 ft at 4:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 4:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 4:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 5:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.93 ft at 5:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 5:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 5:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 6:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 7:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 8:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 8:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 8:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 8:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 9:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 9:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 9:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 9:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 10:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:00PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:15PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 11:30PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:45PM May 31, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 1:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 1:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 1:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 1:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 2:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 2:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.06 ft at 2:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.07 ft at 2:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.06 ft at 3:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.07 ft at 3:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 4:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 4:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 5:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 5:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 5:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 5:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 6:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 6:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 6:30AM Jun 01, 2023Highest Observation: 8.13 ft at 6:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.12 ft at 7:00AM Jun 01, 2023Highest Observation: 8.13 ft at 7:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 7:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 7:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 8:00AM Jun 01, 2023Highest Observation: 8.13 ft at 8:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.12 ft at 8:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.12 ft at 8:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.09 ft at 9:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 9:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 9:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 9:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 10:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.11 ft at 10:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.09 ft at 10:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.1 ft at 10:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.09 ft at 11:00AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.09 ft at 11:15AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:30AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:45AM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.07 ft at 1:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.05 ft at 1:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.05 ft at 1:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.05 ft at 1:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 2:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 2:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 2:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 2:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 3:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 3:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 3:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 4:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 5:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.94 ft at 6:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 7:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8 ft at 11:00PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:15PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:30PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 11:45PM Jun 01, 2023Observed: 8.01 ft at 12:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.02 ft at 12:15AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 12:30AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.05 ft at 12:45AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 1:00AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.03 ft at 1:15AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 1:30AM Jun 02, 2023Observed: 8.04 ft at 1:45AM Jun 02, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDSPI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:25AM Jun 2, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 8.04 ft at 1:45 AM CDT 2-Jun-2023. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Des Plaines River near Des Plaines 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: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13.5
Low Stage (in feet): 7.5

Historic Crests
(1) 20.92 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 20.88 ft on 10/01/1986
(3) 20.00 ft on 09/14/2008
(4) 19.92 ft on 07/14/2017
(5) 19.77 ft on 05/18/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.78 ft on 03/12/2021
(2) 19.77 ft on 05/18/2020
(3) 16.96 ft on 05/02/2020
(4) 15.15 ft on 03/29/2020
(5) 17.88 ft on 09/14/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 7.69 ft on 10/17/2020
(2) 7.76 ft on 10/03/2017
(3) 7.88 ft on 08/18/2016
(4) 7.99 ft on 07/20/2016

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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22.5 Structures threatened at Chicago Executive Airport in Prospect Heights.
21.5 Taxiways and runways threatened at Chicago Executive Airport in Prospect Heights.
21 Milwaukee Avenue threatened at Palatine Road in Prospect Heights. Algonquin Road threatened east of the river in Des Plaines.
20 Water reaches the top of the floodwall along Miner Street causing numerous structures and roadways to be threatened near Miner Street and Busse Highway in Des Plaines. Structures threatened along Prairie Avenue near South River Road in Des Plaines.
18.5 Big Bend Road threatened in Des Plaines.
17 Central Avenue and Golf Road are threatened in Des Plaines.
15 Structures threatened at Methodist Campground in Des Plaines. Forest preserve roadways are threatened.
14 Low-lying Methodist Campground property and forest preserve property threatened near Des Plaines.
13 Camp Ground Road and Des Plaines River Trail threatened near Miner Street in Des Plaines.
12 Low-lying sections of the Des Plaines River Trail threatened near Des Plaines.
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7.0 River nears zero flow.
7.5 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).
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Latitude: 42.087222° N, Longitude: 87.887222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 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 616.06 ft 631.06 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 616.31 ft 631.31 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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