Tag: Illinois
  • Chicago Area Waterway

    Stages, flows, and basin precipitation for Lake Michigan, Chicago River, Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Little Calumet River, Thorn Creek, Hart Ditch, Fox River, Du Page River, and Kankakee River.
  • Chicago Harbor Lock

    The Chicago Harbor Lock is located in the city of Chicago – adjacent to Navy Pier – and separates the waters of the Lake Michigan basin from the Chicago River.
  • Olmsted Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Olmsted Locks and Dam. The Olmsted project consists of two 110’ x 1,200’ locks adjacent to the Illinois bank, and a dam comprised of five tainter gates, 1,400’ of boat-operated wickets and a fixed weir.
  • Smithland Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Smithland Locks and Dam. Smithland Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River at mile 918.5 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 62.5 miles upstream of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The locks are on the Illinois side of the Ohio River accessible via the New Liberty Road reached from either Golconda or Brookport, Illinois.
  • Thornton Reservoir

    The Thornton Reservoir significantly reduces overland and basement flooding by protecting 35,090 structures. It also improves the quality of area waterways by significantly reducing the backflow of untreated sewage into Lake Michigan and by storing combined sewer overflow during floods before release to the Calumet wastewater treatment plant. The original 14,600 acre-feet reservoir was increased by 9,600 acre-feet to a total volume of 24,200 acre-feet (7.9 billion gallons) for the new “composite” reservoir.
  • Upper Wabash

    Lake reports, lake elevations, tailwater elevations, and precipitation for the Upper Wabash including Roush Lake, Salamonie Lake, and Mississinewa Lake.
  • Waukegan Harbor

    Serves as a deep draft commercial harbor. Project depth is 22 feet in the Lake Michigan harbor approach and 18 feet in the channel.