Stormwater Management Operating Flood Control Facilities Early Friday
Stormwater Management is currently operating the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control,
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 Thursday through early Friday
DuPage County received between 2.8 and 4.1 inches of rainfall from early
Thursday morning through early Friday morning. Intense rainfall overnight
triggered the operation of the County’s major flood control facilities. In
addition, all the County’s gravity operated facilities are in operation. DuPage
County Stormwater Management staff will continue to operate the flood control
facilities and monitor stream elevations throughout the day Friday. Little to no
rain is forecasted until late Saturday.
Of the 17 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 six 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.
Date Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020