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Water-Year Summary for Site 05530990

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Available Parameters
00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2023: 2023-10-01 to 2024-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
LOCATION - Lat 42°03'37.41", long 88°00'59.97" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.8, T.41 N., R.11 E., Cook County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120004, on left bank at upstream side of bridge on Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows, 0.25 mi downstream from Arlington Heights Branch Salt Creek, and at mile 35.6.
DRAINAGE AREA - 30.5 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-93-2: 1992.
  DISCHARGE: October 1973 to current. August 1950 to September 1971,
    and October 1972 to September 1973 at site 0.9 mi downstream,
    published as Salt Creek near Arlington Heights. Records may not be equivalent.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
  PARTIAL RECORD: Annual maximum, water year 1972.
PRECIPITATION: March 2006 to current.

Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, crest-stage gage and unheated tipping-bucket rain gage. Datum of gage is 685.96 ft. above NAVD of 1988.

REMARKS - Collection, computation and publication of precipitation data do not necessarily conform to standards used by the National Weather Service. Precipitation data could be subject to error for days with freezing and/or thawing of precipitation, which are identified as estimated (e). Accuracy of records is discussed in the annual Station Analysis archived at the USGS IL Water Science Center.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 2,870 ft³/s, July 23, 2011, gage height, 12.51 ft; maximum gage height, 14.03 ft, August 14, 1987, discharge 1,650 ft³/s; no flow, Jan. 12-Feb. 8, 1977, result of freezeup, Aug. 20, 25, 1986, and Sept. 8, 9, 11, 1999.
PRECIPITATION: Maximum daily total, 7.67 in., September 13, 2008.