• Oct 11, 2018, 09:09 AM

Des Plaines River Level Update - 9:00 a.m. October 11th, 2018

As of 8:30 a.m. on October 11, 2018 the Des Plaines River was at level of 8.32 feet according to reporting information provided by the National Weather Service (NWS). The river appears to have crested overnight at 8.38 feet and is expected to recede throughout the next week, with limited rain in the forecast. 

At this time, the Village does not see any signs of continued increases in river levels and the threat of flooding is now subsided. Barring any changes, this will be the last flood update notification for this event.

Village staff will be monitoring levels throughout the weekend and we are prepared for a flood response should conditions change. 

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

If you begin to have water come into your basement, please remember to take extreme caution for possible electric shock. The Village would like to urge anyone with flooded basements to contact the Village of Gurnee or ComEd to have the power disconnected prior to entering the basement. From 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday call the Village of Gurnee at (847) 599-7550. After business hours, contact ComEd at (800) 334-7661.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the Village at (847) 599-7550. You can receive regular periodic electronic notices on this and other issues via e-mail by registering at: 

River heights and crest predictions may be found through this web page: