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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Branch Du Page River near Warrenville 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: 17.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 14.5
Flood Stage: 11.5
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 7

Historic Crests
(1) 18.00 ft on 09/14/2008
(2) 17.08 ft on 04/18/2013
(3) 14.80 ft on 10/10/1954 (P)
(4) 14.19 ft on 06/16/2015
(5) 13.91 ft on 05/16/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.91 ft on 05/16/2020
(2) 11.91 ft on 04/30/2020
(3) 11.29 ft on 10/04/2019
(4) 12.94 ft on 05/01/2019
(5) 11.69 ft on 06/23/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 7.03 ft on 10/26/2013
(2) 7.12 ft on 09/29/2017
(3) 7.15 ft on 07/07/2012
(4) 7.16 ft on 10/16/2015
(5) 7.24 ft on 07/28/2014
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22 Structures threatened along Roosevelt Road (IL-38) in West Chicago. Roosevelt Road (IL-38) threatened.
21.5 Grays Mill Road threatened in West Chicago.
21 Butterfield Road (IL-56) threatened in Warrenville.
20 I-88 (Reagan Tollway) is threatened between Warrenville and Naperville.
19.5 Neltnor Boulevard (IL-59) threatened at Wilson Street in West Chicago.
19 Numerous roadways and residential structures are threatened near Cerny Park and along Townline Road, Rogers Avenue, and Behrs Circle in Warrenville. Diehl Road is threatened between Warrenville and Naperville. Widespread inundation of Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville.
18.5 Structures threatened along Emerald Green Drive in Warrenville.
18 Structures threatened along Forestview Court and Warrenville Road in Warrenville. Warrenville Road is threatened in Warrenville.
17.5 Emerald Green Drive threatened in Warrenville.
17 River Road threatened in Warrenville.
15.5 Structures threatened along Iroquois Court in Warrenville. Iroquois Court threatened.
15 Mack Road threatened in Warrenville.
13 Williams Road threatened in Warrenville. Trails and parking lots threatened at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville.
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6.0 River nears zero flow.
7.0 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).

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