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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Des Plaines River at Lincolnshire 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: 15.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12.5
Action Stage: 11.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.53 ft on 07/13/2017
(2) 16.36 ft on 04/19/2013
(3) 13.55 ft on 06/23/2009
(4) 13.15 ft on 04/06/2017
(5) 13.15 ft on 05/14/2010
(6) 13.08 ft on 05/13/2014
(7) 13.01 ft on 05/02/2017
(8) 12.59 ft on 02/21/2018 (P)
(9) 12.15 ft on 04/28/2011
(10) 10.85 ft on 04/16/2012

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.59 ft on 02/21/2018 (P)
(2) 16.53 ft on 07/13/2017
(3) 13.01 ft on 05/02/2017
(4) 13.15 ft on 04/06/2017
(5) 13.08 ft on 05/13/2014
(6) 16.36 ft on 04/19/2013
(7) 10.85 ft on 04/16/2012
(8) 12.15 ft on 04/28/2011
(9) 13.15 ft on 05/14/2010
(10) 13.55 ft on 06/23/2009

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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17.5 Lincolnshire Drive is closed from Cambridge Lane to Oxford Drive; Wiltshire Dr closed from Lincolnshire Dr to Cumberland; Cumberland Dr impacted; Oxford Drive between Half Day Rd and Essex Lane impacted; Stonegate Circle impacted; Half Day Rd between Village Hall and Oxford Drive (including Rt 22 bridge over Des Plaines River) potentially impacted.
15.5 Water approaches the top of the river bank on the east side of the Des Plaines River.
14 Water begins to pond on Lincolnshire Drive at Wiltshire Lane. Londonderry Lane is closed between Lincolnshire Drive and 45 Londonberry Lane.
12.5 Water begins to overflow onto Londonderry Lane.

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Official forecasts during times of high water began April 1, 2010 for this location.
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