60 days ago Fox River was at record high; now approaching record low

The Fox River has really seen its ups and downs this year.

Mid July, the Fox River, after a couple days of heavy rain, reached a record crest of 17.47 feet. That beat the previous record  crest by over two feet.

Fast forward to mid-September — a dry, dry September — and the river is approaching making the record low water list.

As of Friday evening, the river stood at 5.83 feet, as measured at the New Munster gauge. The fifth lowest low water mark on record is 5.55 feet. The lowest is 4.72 feet, set in July of 2012.

The upside of all of this I suppose is people still trying to recover from the July flooding certainly don’t appear to be in danger of a relapse any time soon.


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