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Spring Creek Reservoir

Spring Creek Reservoir is an 870 acre-ft capacity reservoir located on Springbrook Creek, directly upstream of Lake Kadijah and the Medinah Country Club near the intersection of Lake Street and Medinah Road (in the Spring Creek Forest Preserve). The single cell reservoir was constructed on the site of an abandoned gravel quarry. The flow of water into the reservoir is controlled by a gated chute spillway. When water reaches a trigger elevation, the gate is opened and flows from Springbrook are directed into the reservoir. When water elevations in Springbrook have receded, the pump station located adjacent to the gated chute spillway is used to pump water back into Springbrook. A sensor system is used to monitor water surface elevations and control the gates and pumps.

Current Operating Conditions

Gate Status

Gate ID Gate Position
Crest Gate Closed

Pump Status

Pump ID Status
Pump 111 Status OFF
Pump 112 Status OFF
Pump 121 Status RUN
Pump 122 Status RUN

Water Surface Elevations

Description Elevation
Medinah Bridge 697.88
Crest Gate Level 697.24
Kadijah Weir Flow 13.00 (cfs)
*There is a 20 minute delay on the gage reporting data


Spring Creek

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