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Fox River Stratton Operations Status Update

 

CURRENT CONDITIONS :  January 10, 2020

 

CURRENT CONDITIONS
 
Inflows on the Fox River near New Munster, WI are 921 cfs and flows on Nippersink Creek near Spring Grove are 275 cfs. The Fox Lake stage is 3.55 ft and the Stratton Dam Tailwater stage is 2.71 ft. The Fox River at the Algonquin Dam Tailwater stage is 7.92 ft.

 

FORECAST
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting 1¼” to 1¾” of precipitation for the next 3 days in the Fox River watershed as shown on Figure 1.

 

SYSTEM CONDITIONS AND OPERATIONS
 
Since November 7, 2019, all gates at the Stratton Dam (sluice gates completely out of the water) and Algonquin Dam have been opened to pass as much flow as possible. Based on today’s river forecast from the NWS, it is expected that inflows will significantly increase over the next few days. As a result, stage levels at the Chain of Lakes are expected to rise. Initial estimates indicate that Fox Lake stage may crest near 4.0 ft and Stratton Dam Tailwater may crest near 3.3 ft on Thursday (1/16) next week.

 

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