Flood Levels to Increase on Fox River/Chain O’Lakes
Significant flooding continues in Lake County from the Chain O’Lakes, Fox River and Des Plaines River. Even though the weather forecast looks promising over the next couple of days, we are still monitoring flooding of several rivers, streams and lakes.
Fox River/Chain O’Lakes
The Fox River gauge at New Munster, WI has crested at 17.5 feet and is going down. This is about three feet higher than the 2013 crest level.
Those who live along or near the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes should continue to prepare for high water over the next several days. Fox Lake at Lake Villa is currently predicted to crest sometime between July 17-19. There is high concern for road and structural flooding. Sandbagging efforts will continue.
The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission has created inundation maps for the Chain O’Lakes, which show a prediction of additional structures that will be impacted. Find Out More