Sunday, October 15, 2017
DuPage County Stormwater Management Continues to Operate Flood Control Facilities Sunday
Stormwater Management is currently operating the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control
Facility, Wood Dale-Itasca Reservoir (Wood Dale) and Spring Creek Reservoir
(Bloomingdale) on Salt Creek and Fawell Dam (Naperville) and the Armstrong Park
Reservoirs (Carol Stream) on the West Branch DuPage River following
precipitation throughout the area beginning early Saturday through early Sunday.
In addition, all of the County’s gravity-operated flood control facilities are
currently in operation.
received rainfall totals ranging from 3.5 inches to up to 7.5 inches of
rainfall through early Sunday morning. This rainfall triggered operation of all
of the County’s flood control facilities throughout the day Saturday.
Salt Creek are beginning to recede near Elmhurst and should decline throughout
the day. Both the West Branch and East Branch of the DuPage River are also
nearing peak elevation. DuPage County Stormwater Management staff is continuing
to operate the major flood control facilities and will monitor stream
elevations throughout the day Sunday.
Of the 16 flood
control facilities DuPage County operates, five larger facilities have
mechanical equipment allowing staff to control them according to a
predetermined operating plan. The remaining facilities protect the surrounding
areas from flooding without human intervention using fixed weirs and natural
drainage systems. In total, the facilities have a floodwater storage capacity
of nearly four billion gallons.
and residents may visit http://ec.dupageco.org/dec/stormwater/watershed/index.html
for more information about flood control facilities throughout the County, as
well as to view rain and stream gages, forecasts and real-time pictures.