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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) 16.55 ft on 07/13/2017
(2) 16.36 ft on 04/19/2013
(3) 15.90 ft on 04/03/1960 (P)
(4) 14.50 ft on 04/25/1950 (P)
(5) 14.40 ft on 03/28/1948 (P)
(6) 13.55 ft on 06/23/2009
(7) 13.27 ft on 09/04/2018
(8) 13.24 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(9) 13.15 ft on 05/14/2010
(10) 13.15 ft on 04/06/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.24 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(2) 13.27 ft on 09/04/2018
(3) 12.59 ft on 02/21/2018 (P)
(4) 16.55 ft on 07/13/2017
(5) 13.01 ft on 05/02/2017
(6) 13.15 ft on 04/06/2017
(7) 13.08 ft on 05/13/2014
(8) 16.36 ft on 04/19/2013
(9) 10.85 ft on 04/16/2012
(10) 12.15 ft on 04/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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19 Numerous commercial structures inundated near IL-21 (Milwaukee Ave) and IL-60 (Townline Rd). Low-lying sections of Granger Woods Preserve are inundated.
18 Numerous structures are threatened east of IL-21 (Milwaukee Ave) between IL-60 (Townline Rd) and IL-22 (Half-Day Rd). Numerous residences inundated east of the river near IL-22 (Half-Day Rd). Widespread inundation of residences and businesses along US-45 (Milwaukee Ave) between IL-22 (Half-Day Rd) and Lake Cook Rd beings.
17 IL-22 (Half-Day Rd) is inundated just west of the river. US-45 (Milwaukee Ave) is inundated between IL-22 (Half-Day Rd) and Lake Cook Rd.
16 IL-60 (Townline Rd) is inundated near the river. Numerous structures threatened along US-45 (Milwaukee Ave) between IL-22 (Half Day Rd) and Deerfield Rd. Access route for numerous residences near US-45 (Milwaukee Ave) and Deerfield Rd is inundated.
15 Low-lying trails in Half-Day Forest Preserve are inundated. Structures threatened along IL-22 (Half-Day Rd) just east of the river. Residences inundated near US-45 (Milwaukee Ave) and Deerfield Rd. Deerfield Rd is inundated near the river. Structures west of US-45 (Milwaukee Ave) near Deerfield Rd are threatened.
14 Water threatens Lincolnshire Dr at Wiltshire Ln. Residences are threatened east of the river just south of IL-22 (Half-Day Rd).
13 Low-lying trails in Wright Woods Forest Preserve are inundated.

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