Stormwater Management Continues Operating Flood Control Facilities Sunday
Stormwater Management continues to operate all its flood control facilities in response
to rainfall accumulated since Thursday, as well as forecasted rainfall
throughout the day Sunday
DuPage County has received 4 to 5.5 inches of rainfall countywide, including an
inch of rainfall overnight after a respite Friday afternoon through late
Saturday. The National Weather Service is forecasting an additional approximately
2.5 inches of rainfall throughout the day Sunday. DuPage County Stormwater
Management staff will continue to operate all major flood control facilities and
monitor stream elevations throughout the rainfall event.
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.
Stormwater Management staff will provide updates as they become available. Be
advised that rainfall could produce localized and flash flooding.
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: Sunday, May 17, 2020