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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 at Shorewood 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: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 14.03 ft on 07/18/1996
(2) 11.54 ft on 04/19/2013
(3) 11.06 ft on 10/11/1954
(4) 10.10 ft on 03/19/1948
(5) 9.94 ft on 07/02/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.51 ft on 05/18/2020
(2) 6.90 ft on 04/30/2020
(3) 8.81 ft on 05/02/2019
(4) 5.99 ft on 06/23/2018
(5) 8.41 ft on 02/21/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.19 ft on 09/15/2021
(2) 1.84 ft on 02/15/2015
(3) 1.88 ft on 02/07/2021
(4) 1.92 ft on 08/08/1988
(5) 1.93 ft on 01/21/2011
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13 Residences off Westshore Drive threatened. I-55 is inundated in numerous locations near Joliet, Shorewood, and Channahon. IL-59 is threatened near the river just north of Caton Farm Road.
12 I-55 is threatened near US-52.
11.5 I-55 is threatened between I-80 and US-6 near Channahon.
11 Access route to numerous residences off Deer Run Trail threatened. Access route to numerous residences off Caton Farm Road near I-55 threatened. Recreation fields near Black Road and I-55 frontage road are inundated.
9.5 Westshore Drive is threatened just west of IL-59. Caton Farm Road is threatened just west of I-55.
8.5 Clark Drive is inundated just west of IL-59. Numerous residential properties are threatened just south of Caton Farm Road near I-55.
7.5 Numerous sections of Rolf Road and Lily Cache Road west of Louis Joliet Mall are inundated. Lower portions of Electric Park in Plainfield are inundated. The west I-55 frontage road is threatened between Black Road and Jefferson Street.
5 Trails are inundated at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.
4 Water overtops low-lying banks along the river.
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-0.5 River nears zero flow.
0.0 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).

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