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Public Information Statement
Issued: 4:00 AM CDT Aug. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

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From: Andrew krein
        hydrologic services Focal Point
        NWS Chicago/Romeoville, IL

Subject: changes to river forecast services on the Des Plaines river
          at Riverside, Illinois.

Beginning September 24, 2017, the following changes will be made to
river forecast and Flood Warning services in northeast Illinois.

... Des Plaines river at Riverside, IL...

The action stage for the Des Plaines river at Riverside will be raised
from 6.0 to 7.0 feet. Flood stage will be raised from 7.0 to 7.5 feet.

This U.S. Geological survey (usgs) gage is located at the barrypoint
Road bridge in Riverside, IL. These changes are being made at the request
of Riverside and Cook County officials to reflect changes in the river
characteristics that have occurred over the past several years.

River forecast and Flood Warning information is available from the NOAA
NWS advanced hydrologic prediction service Page by clicking on the
rivers and lakes link on the NWS Chicago web site at:


River forecast and flood information is also broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio.

These changes are a result of cooperation with other agencies including the
Village of Riverside, Cook County department of Homeland security and
emergency management and the NWS north central river forecast center.

If you have any questions or comments on this upcoming change, please contact:

Andrew krein
hydrologic services Focal Point
National Weather Service forecast office
333 W University drive
Romeoville, IL 60446

Email: Andrew.Krein@noaa.Gov