Flood Procedures

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Notable Elevations of Salt Creek
670.0     Elevation of Salt Creek – NORMAL

674.5     Elevation when notification procedures begin

                Elevation when reverse 911 is activated by Wood Dale Police

675.0     Elevation of bottom of bridge at Oak Meadows GC     
                Sand Bags begin deployment at locations near Salt Creek

676.0 Elevation when Wood Dale Itasca Reservoir is opened by DuPage County Stormwater

680.5 Final Elevation of 1987 Flood event – 9.45” rain from 8/14-8/17

Elevations and rain fall information is available via the City Weather Line at 630-773-6624.

For Information during regular business hours - please call Public Works at 630-350-3530
For EMERGENCIES during Flooding Events - Please call 911

Sand Bags

Sand bags are available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week at Public Works 720 N. Central (corner of Central and Bienoris near the north overhead door to Public Works).

Bulk sand bag delivery

Staging point for bulk sand bag placement has been identified at the following three locations when creek elevation reaches 675.0:

136 Forestview - On the Carter Parkway

Across the street from 232 Forestview (on East side of Road)

Potter Street – between Edgebrook and Oakwood

408 Grove Street

For areas outside the Salt Creek flooding area, sandbags will be distributed upon receipt of a Flash Flood Warning by DuPage County.  The Locations of those sandbags are as follows:

Dead End on South Cedar

S Cedar and Spring Oaks

Just north of Deerpath and S Central

George and Prospect

Potter St Pumping Station

Prospect and Sarah

When the storm has subsided and the sand bags are no longer needed, residents are asked to return the sand bags to the area in which they took the sand bags. Public Works staff will allow 14 days for residents to return the sand bags to the proper location. At that time, the bags will be returned to the Public Works facility. Any bags not returned to designated locations, will not be picked up by Public Works staff. In this case, residents will have to make provisions to store or dispose of the sand bags. Public Works staff will not enter private property to handle any sand bags.


"The City will make every effort to make Sand Bags available to the residents during periods of notable elevations of Salt Creek.  The distribution of the Sand Bags is dependent upon the staffing available to the City, and other emergencies within the City.  The City cannot control the outside factors, so unfortunately cannot guarantee the distribution of Sand Bags to all of the designated sites."


Additional Information is available at the following sites:

Wood Dale Itasca Reservoir

DuPage County Stormwater