USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05527000 KANKAKEE RIVER AT CUSTER PARK, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°14'46", long 88°07'39" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.19, T.32 N., R.10 E., Will County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120001, near center span and downstream side of Wauponsee Glacial Trail bridge (old Wabash Railroad bridge) at Custer Park, 1.3 mi southeast of Ritchie, 0.3 mi upstream from Horse Creek, 1.9 mi downstream from Terry Creek, and at mile 14.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,810 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
DISCHARGE: November 1914 to November 1933.
PARTIAL RECORD: Annual maximum stages, water years 1966-70.
SURFACE WATER QUALITY
WATER TEMPERATURE: September 2012 to current.
INSTRUMENTATION - Water-temperature sensor and satellite telemeter. Nonrecording chain gage November 6, 1914 to Nov. 20, 1933 at same site and at datum of 531.27 ft. above adjustment of 1912. Annual peak stages obtained 1966-70 at same site and at datum of 540.76 ft. above NGVD of 1929.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE:
DISCHARGE: Maximum discharge, 33,700 ft³/s, May 14, 1933; gage height, 546.59 ft above mean sea level
Maximum gage height: 546.68 ft above mean sea level, discharge unknown
Minimum daily: 250 ft³/s, Nov. 15 and 18, 1914
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum: 31.9 °C on Jul. 18, 2013*; Minimum: -0.4 °C on Dec. 14, 2017*
* Multiple occurrences of the same extreme in selected dataset. First occurrence listed.