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.
|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:
National Weather Service Forecast Office
333 W University Drive
Romeoville IL 60446
Phone: 815-834-0600 x493