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  NOTICE:There is a service interruption for a number of stream gauges nationwide due to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover that occurred on April 6 at 23:59 GMT. The National Weather Service is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure those affected gauges obtain the necessary updates to resume data transmission. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Fox River above Elgin Stage (ft)Observed: 710.08 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2019Highest Observation: 710.11 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 710.1 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2019Observed: 710.1 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2019Observed: 710 ft at 7:00AM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 709.97 ft at 7:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 709.7 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2019ELGI2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:54PM Apr 23, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 709.7 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 23-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 714 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Fox River above Elgin. 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: 717
Moderate Flood Stage: 715
Flood Stage: 714
Action Stage: 712
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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 04/24/2013
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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
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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Latitude: 42.058700° N, Longitude: 88.285100° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 714 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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