USGS Water-Year Summary 2023
05536255 BUTTERFIELD CREEK AT FLOSSMOOR, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°32'23.5", long 87°38'58" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, in NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.8, T.35 N., R.14 E., Cook County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120003, on left bank at downstream side of Riegel Road bridge at Homewood city limits, 0.1 mi. north of Holbrook Road, 0.8 mi. east of Flossmoor, and at mile 1.2.
DRAINAGE AREA - 23.5 mi².
- WSP 1437: 1948(M), 1953, 1955. WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-81-2: 1955(M), 1957(M), 1968(M), 1974(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
DISCHARGE: May 1948 to current. Prior to October 1974, records published with those for
streams in the St. Lawrence River Basin (WSP 1307, 1727, 1911, 2111, WDR IL 1971-74).
STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and satellite telemeter. Datum of gage is 616.45 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Sept. 9, 1948, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 2,640 ft³/s, Apr. 17, 2006, gage height, 13.08 ft; no flow at times in several years.