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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Du Page River near Plainfield are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Shorewood
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.57 ft on 04/19/2013
(2) 15.30 ft on 10/11/1954
(3) 14.09 ft on 10/15/2017 (P)
(4) 13.22 ft on 05/02/2019
(5) 13.16 ft on 02/21/2018 (P)
(6) 12.54 ft on 06/17/2015 (P)
(7) 12.00 ft on 04/25/1950 (P)
(8) 11.81 ft on 07/24/2011
(9) 10.24 ft on 08/26/2012

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.22 ft on 05/02/2019
(2) 13.16 ft on 02/21/2018 (P)
(3) 14.09 ft on 10/15/2017 (P)
(4) 12.54 ft on 06/17/2015 (P)
(5) 16.57 ft on 04/19/2013
(6) 10.24 ft on 08/26/2012
(7) 11.81 ft on 07/24/2011
(8) 15.30 ft on 10/11/1954
(9) 12.00 ft on 04/25/1950 (P)

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18 Numerous residences threatened near the river and Plainfield-Naperville Road south of Naperville.
16 Renwick Road is threatened at the river in Plainfield. Lockport Street is threatened at the river in downtown Plainfield. Naperville Road is threatened near downtown Plainfield. West 127th Street is threatened near the river north of Plainfield.
15.5 Numerous structures in downtown Plainfield near the river are threatened. IL-59/US-30 is threated at the underpass near the river in downtown Plainfield.
15 Numerous structures threatened west of Louis Joliet Mall. Numerous residences threatened near Renwick Road and River Road south of Plainfield. Numerous residences are threatened west of Naperville Road near downtown Plainfield.
13.5 West 135th Street is threatened at the river north of Plainfield.
13 Naperville Road is threatened at Marina Drive north of Plainfield.
11 Lower portions of Electric Park in Plainfield are inundated.
10.5 Water covers boat launch west of Naperville-Plainfield Rd at 135th Street. Some backyard flooding occurs along SW corner of Weller Drive.

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