Flooded Gurnee

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Flooded Gurnee

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Sun 15, 2019 11:26 am

Grand Ave is closed at the river because its flooded over and the northern pike needs a safe crossing without being run over. I've only been up here 3 years and I've seen it worse than this a couple of times already, but I thought I'd share anyway.

I ask that you all keep us in your thoughts and pray for our Dairy Queen that lies in the flood zone. I don't know what I'd do if we were to lose her for any amount of time. :lol:



The canoe launch parking lot at Gowe Park is 3 houses down this street.

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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Grain » Sep Sun 15, 2019 12:27 pm

Can you canoe all the way to DPR from your front yard?
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby vman01 » Sep Sun 15, 2019 12:30 pm

That used to be a pretty steep bank to launch from but now it should be easier to just drop in at the parking lot and go. Hope I can still get in to the VFW for a beer.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Sun 15, 2019 1:09 pm

Grain wrote:Can you canoe all the way to DPR from your front yard?


I'm on the West side of the river, it doesnt flood on this side much. It really spreads across the low east side which is the flood plain. In the last 50 years a lot of structures have been razed on that side returning it to a flood plain. Century old buildings and large elementary school to name a few. I would say theres plenty of structures that have no business still being there seeing how they are inundated 2 to 3 times a year.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Skifish1 » Sep Sun 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Good visibility to that water that gives you a chance I'm scratching my head why you aren't yak fishing the new structure. I'd say go with a mouse or perhaps a J13 that will get you a few fish.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby jmdog2003 » Sep Sun 15, 2019 8:52 pm

I woke up Saturday with the intention of fishing that river. Good thing I checked the gauges before walking out the door. A freakin' tidal wave hit overnight.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Busse Jim » Sep Sun 15, 2019 11:11 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:Grand Ave is closed at the river because its flooded over and the northern pike needs a safe crossing without being run over.

:lol: makes me think of the overpass there gonna build in California so the wildlife can cross over the highway safely.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Grain » Sep Mon 16, 2019 12:00 am

Busse Jim wrote:
Aux Pleins wrote:Grand Ave is closed at the river because its flooded over and the northern pike needs a safe crossing without being run over.

:lol: makes me think of the overpass there gonna build in California so the wildlife can cross over the highway safely.

Certainly this is a just a version of the deer crossing joke?
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Busse Jim » Sep Mon 16, 2019 12:42 am

Nope, not a joke.
But at least its privately funded. (so they say)
Some signs along the way or pamphlets dropped on the animals might help them find it :sarcasm:

But on the other hand, a cougar they have been tracking for years was recently killed by a vehicle crossing a highway in California. Should be interesting to see if its used more by the human wildlife more than the animal wildlife ,over the years.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Grain » Sep Mon 16, 2019 12:58 am

Busse Jim wrote:Some signs along the way or pamphlets dropped on the animals might help them find it .

As I always say: "Lost cat flyers don't work because hawks and coyotes can't read."
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby polishfly » Sep Mon 16, 2019 11:01 am

The animal crossings are common out west. Actually there is similar infrastructure around the world from small pipes for turtles to cross under roads to land bridges for elk and other big ass shit you wouldnt want on your windshield. They work.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Brett » Sep Mon 16, 2019 11:12 am

Deer have been observed using street lights to safely cross streets in urban environments. Wouldn't surprise me at all if animals prove to able to cross a highway with a lower casualty rate than humans, given the same technology. Won't be long before you see a beaver on the side of the road with a hard hat and blueprints. Probably get her done under budget too.
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby ohoffm » Sep Mon 16, 2019 3:39 pm

Thanx for the update.

I ask that you all keep us in your thoughts and pray for our Dairy Queen that lies in the flood zone. I don't know what I'd do if we were to lose her for any amount of time. :lol:


Better than Gene and Judes like last time!
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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Mon 16, 2019 4:25 pm

ohoffm wrote:Thanx for the update.

I ask that you all keep us in your thoughts and pray for our Dairy Queen that lies in the flood zone. I don't know what I'd do if we were to lose her for any amount of time. :lol:


Better than Gene and Judes like last time!


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Re: Flooded Gurnee

Postby Grain » Sep Mon 16, 2019 6:07 pm

Brett wrote:Won't be long before you see a beaver on the side of the road with a hard hat and blueprints. Probably get her done under budget too.

Considering that humans just spent 2-3 months replacing a culvert on Milwaukee I'd bet beavers would also beat the deadline.
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