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Stratton Operations Update

Fox River Status Update


September 21, 2015


Current Conditions



The rainfall that fell overnight on Friday was less than the forecast amount.   Currently Fox Lake stage is at 4.98 feet, Johnsburg stage is at 4.82 feet, and the Stratton tailwater stage is at 3.03 feet.  Measured inflows to the Chain of Lakes are 1700 cfs and outflows from Stratton Dam are 2380 cfs.  The system appears to be cresting this morning and flows at New Munster on the Fox River and Spring Grove on Nippersink Creek are falling steadily now.   


24 hour precipitation up to 9:00 AM CST 9/19/2015  




Forecast Conditions



Currently there is no precipitation forecast for the next week.


7 day forecast precipitation:





To counteract the rainfall from Friday night we opened the gates at Stratton a little more on Saturday to allow 2250 cfs to be released by opening the hinged crest gate to 4.3 feet below crest.  The gate at Algonquin is still at 2 feet below crest.  Since the system appears to be cresting today and there is no more rainfall in the forecast we are going to hold steady with the gates for now.



Brad Winters, P.E., CFM
Project Engineer
IDNR Office of Water Resources