Salt Creek Park Forest Preserve : Salt Creek

Wood Dale, Illinois, United States

Observed by
Tom Kubica
  • Observed on: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:20:00 -0500
  • Testers Tom Kubica Gibbs Kubica
  • Associated with:
    Winter Chloride Watchers
  • Lat: 41.9546929
  • Lng: -87.988193
Chloride ppm What's this? 210.0
Air temperature °C What's this? 16.4
Water temperature °C What's this? 15.9
Ice off What's this?

Since: 2024-04-17


Current weather What's this?
  • cloudy
  • rainy
  • windy
Wind 13 MPH gusting to 18-20 MPH. Heavy rain in morning. Light drizzle at test time.
Weather in previous 24 hours What's this?
  • cloudy
  • rainy
  • windy
Cloudy with rain late in the day. Warm and muggy earlier in the morning.

Latest photos


Windy rainy Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Arrived at bridge test site but tree had fallen over bridge denying access to middle of bridge, the water sample site. Water sample was taken from the West bank of the creek 50 feet North of the bridge. Sample obtained from the middle of the creek.
First test and retest showed 210 ppm chloride.
Saw 1 - Mallard duck, 1 - Red-bellied woodpecker, 1 - Northern flicker, 3 - Blue jay, 1 - Black-capped chickadee, 3 - American robins, 2- House sparrows, 1 - Song sparrow, 3- Red-winged blackbirds.