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Fox River at Elgin Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 710.74 ft at 7:00AM Apr 09, 2024Observed: 710.68 ft at 7:00AM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 710.64 ft at 7:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 710.56 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 710.52 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 710.39 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 710.26 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2024ELGI2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:11AM Apr 15, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 710.26 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 15-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 713 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Fox River at Elgin. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Upstream Gauge - at Algonquin tailwater Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at South Elgin Dam
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 716
Moderate Flood Stage: 714
Flood Stage: 713
Action Stage: 711
Low Stage (in feet): 708

Historic Crests
(1) 713.11 ft on 07/24/2017
(2) 712.72 ft on 08/24/2007
(3) 711.92 ft on 05/31/2004
(4) 711.89 ft on 03/15/2007
(5) 711.70 ft on 12/30/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 711.52 ft on 10/12/2018
(2) 711.10 ft on 09/07/2018
(3) 711.21 ft on 03/01/2018
(4) 713.11 ft on 07/24/2017
(5) 711.00 ft on 07/01/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 706.80 ft on 05/25/2012
(2) 707.02 ft on 11/28/2006
(3) 707.40 ft on 10/12/2012
(4) 707.40 ft on 11/16/2013

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717 North Water Reclamation Facility property in Elgin is threatened.
716 Inundation reaches up to 2 blocks from the river in Willow Lake Estates in Elgin. Railroad tracks are threatened in downtown Elgin.
715 Commercial parking lots are threatened near National Street in Elgin.
714 Structures along Riverside Drive and Grove Ave are threatened.
713.5 Low-lying areas of Festival Park are threatened in Elgin.
712.5 Low-lying sections of Willow Lake Estates are threatened. Athletic fields inundated at Judson University in Elgin.
711 Low-lying trails threatened at Walton Island Park in Elgin.
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707.0 Water supply intakes at Riverside Treatment Plant in Elgin may be threatened.
708.0 River reaches crest elevation of Kimball Street Dam. River nears zero flow.
708.5 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).
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Latitude: 42.058700° N, Longitude: 88.285100° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 713 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available 714 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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