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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Thorn Creek at Thornton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at South Holland
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): 2.5

Historic Crests
(1) 17.06 ft on 06/14/1981
(2) 16.87 ft on 11/28/1990
(3) 16.24 ft on 07/18/1996
(4) 16.00 ft on 07/13/1957
(5) 15.95 ft on 12/03/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.95 ft on 05/09/2021
(2) 12.07 ft on 05/18/2020
(3) 11.41 ft on 04/30/2020
(4) 11.13 ft on 01/11/2020
(5) 10.08 ft on 10/27/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.85 ft on 10/05/1994
(2) 1.94 ft on 09/27/1995
(3) 2.16 ft on 10/16/1999
(4) 2.48 ft on 10/10/2020
(5) 2.53 ft on 08/21/2017
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23 Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad tracks are threatened near Glenwood.
21 I-94 is threatened in South Holland.
20 Structures threatened along Clyde Avenue, 173rd Street, and 173rd Place in South Holland.
19 I-294/I-80 onramps threatened west of the creek south of South Holland. Residential structures threatened along Everett Avenue, Cregier Avenue, and Vollbrecht Road in South Holland. Clyde Avenue, 173rd Street, and 173rd Place are threatened in South Holland.
18.5 170th Street threatened in South Holland. Industrial structures are threatened along Bernice Road in South Holland.
18 Margaret Street threatened in Thornton.
17.5 Residential structures threatened along Kimbark Avenue, University Avenue, and 173rd Street in South Holland. Everett Avenue, Cregier Avenue, and Vollbrecht Road threatened in South Holland.
17 Kimbark Avenue, University Avenue, and 173rd Street threatened in South Holland.
16 Residential structures threatened along Margaret Street in Thornton.
15.5 Structures threatened at Glenwood Academy. Residences threatened along Park Drive in Glenwood.
15 Industrial structures threatened south of Margaret Street in Thornton.
14.5 Park Drive threatened in Glenwood. Industrial parking lots threatened south of Margaret Street in Thornton.
13.5 Chicago Heights Glenwood Road threatened in Glenwood. Residential parking lots threatened along Maragaret Street in Thornton.
13 Parking lots threatened at Glenwood Academy.
12 Structures threatened along Glenwood Thornton Road north of Glenwood.
11.5 Glenwood Thornton Road threatened north of Glenwood.
11 187th Street threatened in Glenwood.
8 Athletic fields are inundated at Glenwood Academy.
7 Water overflows low-lying banks in Glenwood, Thornton, and South Holland.
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1.5 River nears zero flow.
2.5 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).

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