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Water-Year Summary for Site 05535000

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00065 Gage height(Mean)  

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

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05535000 SKOKIE RIVER AT LAKE FOREST, IL
LOCATION - Lat 42°13'57", long 87°50'43" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec.4, T.43 N., R.12 E., Lake County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120003, on right bank at upstream side of bridge on Westleigh Road at Lake Forest and at mile 13.1.
DRAINAGE AREA - 13 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: October 1951 to current. Prior to October 1952,
    records published with those for streams in the St. Lawrence River Basin (WSP 1237).
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 648.75 ft above NGVD of 1929 (648.44 ft NAVD 1988).
REMARKS - 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, 795 ft³/s, July 12, 2017, gage height, 9.09 ft; no flow many days in 1959, several days in 2005 and November 9-11, 2010.