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00045 Precipitation(Sum)  
00060 Discharge(Mean)  
00065 Gage height(Mean)  

Water year 2021: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
05527800 DES PLAINES RIVER AT RUSSELL, IL
LOCATION - Lat 42°29'21", long 87°55'35" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in NW 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec.3, T.46 N., R.11 E., Lake County, IL, Hydrologic Unit 07120004, on right downstream side of Russell Road bridge, 0.3 mi west of Russell, 7.2 mi upstream from Mill Creek, and at mile 109.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 123 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WDR IL-75-1: Drainage area. WDR IL-76-1: 1960-68(M), 1973(M).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD -
SURFACE-WATER DISCHARGE AND STAGE
  DISCHARGE: July 1967 to current.
  STAGE: Water years 1994 to current.
  PARTIAL RECORD: Annual maximum, water years 1960 to 1966.
    Occasional low-flow measurements, water years 1961-63, and annual maximum,
    water years 1960-67.
SURFACE-WATER QUALITY
  CHEMICAL: Water years 1978-1991 and 1999 to 2001.
    Additional chemical data for water years 1959-60, 1964-69,
    1971-77 are published in Water-Resources Investigations 78-22
    and 79-23 as site G 08.
  MISCELLANEOUS: Water years 1999-2000; contaminants in streambed sediment,
    Water years 1998 and 2000; contaminants in fish tissue, Water year 1998.
PRECIPITATION: December 1989 to current.
BIOLOGICAL
  ALGAE: Water years 1999-2001.
  BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES: Water years 1999-2001.
  FISH: Water years 1999-2001.
  HABITAT: Water years 1999-2001.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder, satellite telemeter, unheated raingage, and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 662.00 ft above NGVD of 1929 (661.74 ft NAVD 1988). Oct. 17, 1961 to June 29, 1967, crest-stage gage at left downstream side of bridge at datum 4.29 ft higher.
REMARKS - Collection, computation, and publication of precipitation data do not necessarily conform to standards used by the National Weather Service. Precipitation data could be subject to error for days with freezing and/or thawing of precipitation, which are identified as estimated (e). 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, 3,500 ft³/s, May 23, 2004, gage height, 11.09 ft; maximum gage height, 12.11 ft., July 14, 2017, discharge, 2,830 ft³/s; no flow, at times in most years.
PRECIPITATION: Maximum daily total, 5.12 in., June 19, 2009.