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

Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05531300 SALT CREEK AT ELMHURST, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°53'10", long 87°57'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.11, T.39 N., R.11 E., Du Page County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120004, on left bank at upstream side of the Illinois Prairie Path Bikeway bridge in Elmhurst, and at mile 20.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 91.5 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR-IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-77-1: 1961-76(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: June 1989 to current.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
  PARTIAL RECORD: Annual maximum, water years 1960-80.
PRECIPITATION: October 1989 to March 1996 and December 1996 to current.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, unheated rain gage, and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 651.93 ft above NGVD of 1929 (651.64 ft NAVD 1988). Water years 1989 to 1996, datum incorrectly published as 655.00 ft above NGVD of 1929, and water years 1997-2004, datum incorrectly published as 652.65 above NGVD of 1929. Prior to June 1, 1989, crest-stage gage at site 990 ft upstream at datum 8.56 ft higher.
REMARKS - Occasional regulation by sewage treatment plants upstream from gage. Since May 28, 1996, some flow temporarily diverted for flood control to Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Reservoir about 1.0 miles upstream from gage. 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 OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Flood of March 22, 1948 reached a stage of 4.01 ft, discharge 1,130 ft³/s. Flood of April 26, 1950 reached a stage of 4.11 ft, discharge 1,160 ft³/s. Flood of October 10, 1954 reached a stage of 4.86 ft, discharge 1,380 ft³/s. Flood of July 12, 1957 reached a stage of 3.11 ft, discharge 895 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 2,290 ft³/s, April 18, 2013, gage height 13,90 ft; maximum gage height, 15.83 ft, present datum, August 27, 1972, discharge 2,230 ft³/s; minimum discharge, 12 ft³/s, September 3, 5, 2005; June 28, 2012.
PRECIPITATION: Maximum daily total, 5.08 in., September 13, 2008.