SMC and the Fox Waterway Agency (FWA) obtained and installed a staff gauge located on the bridge at Route 173 and the Fox River. The gauge provides a safe and efficient method of obtaining current water surface elevations at a point in between the USGS gauges at New Munster, WI and the Stratton Lock and Dam near McHenry, IL.
All rain gauges in the network are operated with local municipal partners who agree to provide AC power and a telephone line for the gauge. SMC is seeking additional sites to expand the network and if your community is interested in sponsoring the operating costs, please contact Bob Gardiner or call 847-377-7704.
LCSMC gauge data to be included on this page has not received Director's approval and as such is provisional and subject to revision. The data is released on the condition that neither the LCSMC nor the Lake County Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from their use. Some data collected during cold weather may be affected by snow, and errors in water-equivalent values may result.