Monday, April 22, 2013
As the flood waters begin to recede, Lake County continues efforts to aid residents in recovery efforts.
Monday, April 22
The Lake County Emergency Operations Center remains open as the county continues to coordinate with government agencies on flood response efforts. As of Monday morning, the Des Plaines River at Gurnee had crested and water is slowly receding. The Chain O'Lakes/Fox River is expected to crest sometime today. Officials estimate structures on an estimated 4,000 to 4,500 parcels across the county have been impacted by the floods. Current Conditions Chain O'Lakes/Fox River System The Chain appears to be cresting today. Tributaries remain full or nearly full, and there is limited capacity for additional stormwater runoff. The forecast calls for potentially between 0.5 inches and 0.75 inches Tuesday and Wednesday. It is not expected to …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The National Weather Service provides updates on the water levels of the Des Plaines River, Fox River and others throughout the Chicago suburbs.
Check out the National Weather Service website to keep track of flood alerts, forecasts and water levels for area rivers.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Lake County Forest Preserves announced the find Thursday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, January 31
During stream monitoring this past summer, Nick Huber and other ecologists of the Lake County Forest Preserves discovered several dozen Mississippi grass shrimp, Palaimonetes kadikensis, in a forest preserve along the Des Plaines River in southern Lake County. Due to the fact that you can see right through them, this species is also commonly referred to as glass shrimp. At first sight, the ecologists did not recognize the inch-long crustaceans. It was clear that this find was something rare and exciting. After further collection parameters were determined, Huber and his team confirmed it was safe to remove two specimens for identification in their laboratory. Aquatic insect identification requires equipment with high-powered magnification …