Chicago-area Hydrologic River stage/Flood Forecasts

Flooding in Palatine -- Jennifer Murphy

Many Chicago-area rivers are slowly falling, while others still are approaching crest. Minor flooding is occurring on segments of the Illinois, Fox, Kankakee, Iroquois, DuPage, the East and West branches of the DuPage, and the Des Plaines Rivers and Sugar Creek.  Moderate Flooding is forecast for portions of the Illinois River at Ottawa and LaSalle affecting Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam Counties and the Kankakee River at Shelby, Indiana affecting Lake and Newton Counties in Indiana. Flood Advisories are in effect for segments of the Des Plaines, Kishwaukee, Iroquois and Rock Rivers that are flowing close to bankfull, but not expected to flood. Additional rains Thursday could impact rivers, especially those south of Interstate-80 where an inch or more may fall.

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Tue May 2 2017

Location             Flood    Stage  Time      24-hr   Flood
                     Stage    Today            Change Forecast

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       5.34  07 AM Tue  -0.10

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       7.17  06 AM Tue   0.69 Minor
Gurnee               7.0       7.73  06 AM Tue   0.72 Minor
Lincolnshire        12.5      12.94  07 AM Tue   1.03 Minor
Des Plaines         15.0      15.80  07 AM Tue   0.82 Minor
River Forest        16.0      13.10  07 AM Tue   0.44 Advisory
Riverside            7.0       7.17  07 AM Tue  -0.03 Minor

Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       9.53  06 AM Tue   0.37 Minor
Montgomery          13.0      13.49  06 AM Tue  -0.25 Minor
Dayton              12.0      13.92  07 AM Tue  -0.16 Minor

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      21.07  07 AM Tue  -0.68 Minor

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5      11.80  07 AM Tue  -0.76 Minor

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0      12.21  07 AM Tue      M Minor
Shorewood            6.5       7.78  07 AM Tue  -0.08 Minor

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0      10.59  06 AM Tue   0.95
Foresman            18.0      16.24  07 AM Tue   1.70 Advisory
Chebanse            16.0      11.07  07 AM Tue   2.69
Iroquois            18.0      17.09  07 AM Tue   2.25 Minor

Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0      19.39  07 AM Tue   2.07 Minor

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       7.58  07 AM Tue   0.99
Kouts               11.0       8.45  07 AM Tue   0.95
Shelby               9.0       9.39  07 AM Tue   1.12 Moderate
Momence              5.0       3.73  07 AM Tue   0.30
Wilmington           6.5       4.80  07 AM Tue   0.84

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       6.08  06 AM Tue  -2.20

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       3.88  07 AM Tue  -1.26

Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       8.71  07 AM Tue  -1.23
South Holland       16.5      11.12  06 AM Tue  -1.16

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       9.49  07 AM Tue  -0.93

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       9.20  07 AM Tue   1.00
Leonore             16.0      16.77  07 AM Tue  -1.49

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      17.84  07 AM Tue   1.83 Minor
Ottawa             463.0     466.40  06 AM Tue   1.38 Moderate
La Salle            20.0      27.04  07 AM Tue   1.73 Moderate

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       7.31  07 AM Tue  -0.19

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       6.31  07 AM Tue   0.72 Advisory
Perryville          12.0      11.54  06 AM Tue   1.15 Advisory

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0      10.34  07 AM Tue   0.48

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       7.99  06 AM Tue   0.33
Rockford            9.0       3.91  06 AM Tue   0.05
Byron               13.0      11.72  07 AM Tue   0.49 Advisory
Dixon               16.0      13.88  06 AM Tue   0.79 Advisory