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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

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Stormwater Management Continues Operating Flood Control Facilities Sunday

DuPage County 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

Since Thursday, 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.

DuPage County Stormwater Management staff will provide updates as they become available. Be advised that rainfall could produce localized and flash flooding.

Local agencies 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