USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05528500 BUFFALO CREEK NEAR WHEELING, IL
- Lat 42°09'07", long 87°57'28" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.4, T.42 N., R.11 E., Cook County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120004,
on left bank at downstream side of bridge on Short Aptakisic Road, 1.0 mi downstream from unnamed tributary, 2.5 mi west of Wheeling, and at mile 5.0.
Due to construction on the bridge, the station was moved on May 13, 2019 to the downstream side of the Lake Cook Rd. bridge.
Temporary location coordinates:
N 42° 10' 19.2" W 87° 58' 20.28"
DRAINAGE AREA - 19.6 mi².
- WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-94-2: 1986-93 (P), 1993.
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
DISCHARGE: August 1952 to current.
STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 658.60 ft above NGVD of 1929 (Cook County Highway Department bench mark) (658.34 ft NAVD 1988). Beginning May 13, 2019, datum of gage is 668.072 ft. NAVD 1988 while at temporary location on Lake Cook Road due to bridge construction.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 1,170 ft³/s, June 26, 2013, gage height, 8.46 ft; no flow at times in several years.