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Flood tracking chart for the Illinois River basin

Open-File Report 98-390

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Abstract

This Flood Tracking Chart for the Illinois River Basin in Illinois can be used to record and compare the predicted or current flood-crest stage to past flood-crest information. This information can then be used by residents and emergency-response personnel to make informed decisions concerning the threat of flooding to life and property. The chart shows a map of the Illinois River Basin (see below), the location of real-time streamflow-gaging stations in the basin, graphs of selected historical recorded flood-crest stages at each of the stations, and sea-level conversion (SLC) factors that allow conversion of the current or predicted flood-crest stage to elevation above sea level. Each graph represents a streamflow-gaging station and has a space to record the most current river stage reported for that station by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts flood crests for many of the stations shown on this chart.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood tracking chart for the Illinois River basin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
98-390
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1998
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
1 folded sheet :col. ill., col. map ;43 x 28 cm. folded to 28 x 22 cm.