Spring Creek Forest Preserve Facility
Spring Creek Reservoir is an 870 acre-ft capacity reservoir located on Springbrook Creek, directly upstream of Lake Kadijah and the Medinah Country Club near the intersection of Lake Street and Medinah Road (in the Spring Creek Forest Preserve). The single
cell reservoir was constructed on the site of an abandoned gravel quarry. The flow of water into the reservoir is controlled by a gated chute spillway. When water reaches a trigger elevation, the gate is opened and flows from Springbrook are directed
into the reservoir. When water elevations in Springbrook have receded, the pump station located adjacent to the gated chute spillway is used to pump water back into Springbrook. A sensor system is used to monitor water surface elevations and control
the gates and pumps.