Village Of Gurnee - Des Plaines River Update - June 24, 2009, 11:30 A.m.

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Jun 24, 2009

Administration - Press Releases - 2009

Village of Gurnee - Des Plaines River Update - June 24, 2009, 11:30 a.m.

GURNEE, IL - June 24, 2009 - As of 9:30am on Wednesday, June 24th, the Des Plaines River was at level of 9.19 feet and slowly receding according to information provided by the National Weather Service. The Des Plaines River crested in Gurnee at 9.37 feet during the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 23rd . To the north, the Des Plaines River at Russell was at 9.22 feet and receding after cresting at 9.99 feet earlier this week. Village staff continues to diligently monitor the River and weather forecast. Should the need arise, supplies are on hand to implement further sandbagging efforts.

Emerald Avenue remains closed to the water on the pavement.

Sandbagging supplies for residents continue to be available at the Public Works facility, Warren Township High School north parking lot, and at the Heroes of Freedom Memorial site. Residents in need of additional information or assistance should call 847-599-6690.

Village officials have been in contact with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. Clarke is responsible for carrying out the Village's mosquito control program. Clarke continues to monitor mosquito levels in Gurnee to reduce the threat of West Nile Virus and control nuisance levels.

The Des Plaines spills over its banks at approximately 7.0 feet, problems with roadway access along Emerald Avenue and Kilbourne Road occur at approximately 8.5 feet, and buildings are impacted at 9.5 feet.

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Revised 06/24/09