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Water-Year Summary for Site 05532500

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Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
05532500 DES PLAINES RIVER AT RIVERSIDE, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°49'18", long 87°49'19" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.36, T.39 N., R.12 E., Cook County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120004, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on Barry Point Road in Riverside, 3,940 ft downstream from Salt Creek, and at mile 44.5.
DRAINAGE AREA - 630 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY -

WSP 1175: 1944, 1948. WSP 1308: 1944(M). WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area.

Revisions: Discharge for the period Aug. 16, 2019, to Jan. 14, 2020, was revised on Feb. 12, 2020, based on changes to the applied shifts after comparison with a downstream gage 05533600 Des Plaines River Near Lemont, IL.

SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: October 1943 to current. Monthly discharge only for some periods,
    published in WSP 1308.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
  PARTIAL RECORD: Annual maximum, water years 1914 to 1943, from Metropolitan Water
    Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
SURFACE-WATER QUALITY
  CHEMICAL: Water years 1987-92 and 1999 to 2004.
  SEDIMENT: April 1979 to September 1982, January 2003 to September 2013.
  MISCELLANEOUS: Contaminants in streambed sediments, August 1998; contaminants
    in fish tissue, August 1998; sediment concentration and particle size, water years 1998-2005.
BIOLOGICAL
  ALGAE: Water years 1989-90, 1999, 2002-04.
  BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES: Water years 1999, 2002-04.
  FISH: Water years 1999-2000, 2002-04.
  HABITAT: Water years 1999-2000, 2002-04.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 594.68 ft above NGVD of 1929 (594.40 ft NAVD 1988). Prior to Nov. 27, 1946, nonrecording gage at current site and datum. Nov. 27, 1946 to Jan. 19, 2011; recording gage at site 400 ft. downstream at current datum.
REMARKS - Prior to June 2012, occasional regulation by gates at Hoffman Dam. 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 Mar. 18, 1919, reached a discharge of 7,450 ft³/s, gage height, 9.43 ft., present datum, from information furnished by Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 12,200 ft³/s, April 18, 2013;, gage height, 11.28 ft from flood mark; no flow, Aug. 23, 1962; and part of August 31 and October 7, 1974.
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT CONCENTRATIONS: Maximum daily, 593 mg/L, April 18, 2013; minimum daily, 0.8 mg/L, Feb. 4, 2012.
SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT LOADS: Maximum daily, 14,200 tons, April 18, 2013; minimum daily, 0.50 tons, July 21, 2011.