Expanded River Forecast Services Effective April - updated March 16

Beginning April 1, 2010 river forecast and flood warning services will be expanded in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. The following locations will be designated as river forecast points. River forecasts, flood warnings, watches, advisories, or statements as appropriate will be issued during times of high water.

Also, beginning April 15, 2010, the Sugar Creek near Milford, IL USGS gage location will become an official river forecast point. Flood stage will be changed to 18 feet based on coordination with county emergency management officials.

New River Forecast Points Effective April 2010

Location Stream Flood Stage Effective
Bolingbrook, IL East Br Du Page River 19.5 April 1, 2010
Shorewood, IL Du Page River 6.5 April 1, 2010
Coal City, IL Mazon River 12.0 April 1, 2010
Lincolnshire, IL Des Plaines River 11.0 April 1, 2010
Dyer, IN Hart Ditch 12.0 April 1, 2010
Milford, IL Sugar Creek 18.0 April 15, 2010


River forecast and flood warning information will be available from the NOAA/NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service page by clicking on the rivers and lakes link on the NWS Chicago web site at:


River flood information for these new locations will also be broadcast on NOAA weather radio.

If you have any questions or comments on these upcoming changes, please contact:

William Morris
Service Hydrologist
National Weather Service Forecast Office
333 W University Drive
Romeoville IL 60446

Phone: 815-834-0600 x493
Email: william.morris@noaa.gov

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