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Poplar Creek at Elgin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.23 ft at 10:15PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 10:30PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 10:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:00PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:15PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:30PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 6:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 6:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 6:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 6:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 7:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 9:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 9:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 9:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 9:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:00AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:15AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 6:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 8:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 11:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 1:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 4:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:45AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 6:00AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 6:15AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 6:30AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 6:45AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 7:00AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 7:15AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 7:30AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 7:45AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 8:00AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 8:15AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 8:30AM Aug 03, 2020Highest Observation: 1.24 ft at 8:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 9:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 9:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 9:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 9:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 10:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 12:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 1:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 2:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:00PM Aug 03, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEPCI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:09PM Aug 3, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.2 ft at 9:00 PM CDT 3-Aug-2020.
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Poplar Creek at 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: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.69 ft on 09/13/2008
(2) 7.42 ft on 04/18/2013
(3) 6.78 ft on 02/21/1997
(4) 6.55 ft on 12/28/2008
(5) 6.13 ft on 04/23/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.42 ft on 04/18/2013
(2) 5.12 ft on 05/29/2011
(3) 5.89 ft on 05/13/2010
(4) 6.55 ft on 12/28/2008
(5) 7.69 ft on 09/13/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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14 US-20 (Elgin Bypass) may threatened near the creek.
13.5 Bluff City Boulevard may be threatened.
11.5 Water begins to bypass the main channel toward IL-25 and Dixon Avenue.
11 Structures threatened at Elgin High School. Villa Street is threatened near the creek.
10.5 IL-25 (St Charles Street) may be threatened near the creek.
10 Widespread inundation of structures and roadways in the floodplain reaches up to two blocks from the creek near IL-25 (St Charles Street) and Unity Park. Water begins to bypass the main channel toward structures along Dixon Avenue near Cookane Avenue. Numerous industrial structures threatened near IL-25 (St Charles Street).
9 Widespread inundation of structures and roadways in the floodplain reaches several blocks from the creek north of Villa Street near Prairie Park.
8 Numerous residences are threatened along Ramona Avenue near Villa Street. Varsity Drive is threatened.
7 Campus Drive is threatened near Elgin High School.
6.5 A few residences are threatened near Unity Park. Raymond Street is threatened.
6 Hammond Avenue is threatened Illinois Avenue. Low-lying sections of Unity Park inundated.
5.5 Ramona Avenue is threatened near Villa Street.
4 Water overtops low-lying banks in Campus Park.
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Latitude: 42.026100° N, Longitude: 88.255500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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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
Other Not Available Not Available  

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