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.
- WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area.
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).
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.