The Skokie River (or East Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River) is a 20-mile-long (32 km) river that flows through the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. It flows almost parallel to the shore of Lake Michigan, and historically discharged its outflow into that lake via the Chicago River. However, the construction of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in 1900 caused the drainage of the Chicago River, including its Skokie River tributary, to flow southwestward towards the Mississippi River. The Skokie River rises from a flat area, historically a wetland, on the west side of the city ... Source: Wikipedia
Maximum discharge on the river today is recorded at the Skokie River Near Highland Park with a streamflow rate of 34.8 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Skokie River, reporting a gauge stage of 3.51 ft. This river is monitored from 2 different streamgauging stations along the Skokie River, the first of which is perched at an elevation of 664 ft, the Skokie River At Lake Forest .
|Location||Streamflow||River Stage||Air Temp||Elevation|
Skokie River At Lake Forest
|21 cfs||2.21 ft|
Skokie River Near Highland Park
|35 cfs||3.51 ft|