Monday, June 15, 2015

DuPage County Stormwater Management Monitoring Precipitation Monday Afternoon

Du Page County 
421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, Illinois 60187 630-407-6060 s Twitter:  @dupagecounty s Facebook:  DuPage County Board
For Immediate Release                                                                                                    
June 15, 2015                                                                                                               
DuPage County Stormwater Management Monitoring Precipitation Monday Afternoon
Wheaton, IL – DuPage County Stormwater Management is notifying local agencies of forecasted precipitation throughout the area Monday afternoon through the evening. Parts of DuPage County have received more than 2 inches of rainfall beginning late Sunday evening. The National Weather Service’s forecasts indicate an additional three-fourths of an inch of rain will fall in the area through Monday evening.
Stream elevations on the West Branch DuPage River are within one foot of the trigger operation for Fawell Dam (Naperville). Combined with existing rainfall, forecasts indicate an operation of Fawell Dam early Monday evening. On Salt Creek, the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility and Spring Creek Reservoir (Bloomingdale) are also within one foot of operation. If rainfall is heavier or more intense than forecasted, these facilities may go into operation. Also on Salt Creek, the Wood Dale-Itasca Reservoir (Wood Dale) is three feet from operation, but is not anticipated to go into operation during this event. DuPage County’s 12 gravity operated facilities are operating as needed. County staff is also monitoring precipitation and inflow from the upper reaches of each of the watersheds, which may contribute to increased stream elevations aside from the forecasted rainfall in the area.
DuPage County Stormwater Management staff will monitor stream elevations throughout the event and will provide updates as they become available. Be advised that the area is under a flash flood watch through late Monday.
Local agencies and residents may visit for more information about flood control facilities throughout the County, as well as to view rain and stream gages, forecasts and real-time pictures.

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