USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
05536500 TINLEY CREEK NEAR PALOS PARK, IL
LOCATION - Lat 41°38'48", long 87°45'59" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.32, T.37 N., R.13 E., Cook County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120003, on left bank at downstream side of bridge on 135th Street, 1.5 mi west of State Highway 50, 3 mi southeast of Palos Park, and at mile 1.8.
DRAINAGE AREA - 11.2 mi².
- WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-81-2: 1955(M), 1957(M), 1970(M), 1978(M).
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
DISCHARGE: July 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.
MISCELLANEOUS: Water year 2000; contaminants in streambed sediments, water year 2000.
ALGAE: Water year 2000.
BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES: Water year 2000.
FISH: Water year 2001.
HABITAT: Water year 2000-01.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and phone telemeter. Datum of gage is 607.40 ft above NGVD of 1929 (607.10 ft NAVD 1988).
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE: Maximum discharge, 2,010 ft³/s, July 18, 1996, gage height, 10.25 ft; maximum gage height, 10.30 ft, Oct. 10, 1954, discharge, 1,930 ft³/s,; no flow at times in most years.