Recent rains cause rivers to rise area-wide – minor flooding in Kankakee/Iroquois Counties

Edens Expressway still closed due to flooding

Rivers are rising due to area-wide rains Saturday totaling about a half-inch north of Interstate-80 and an inch to inch-and a-half to the south. Portions of the Iroquois and Kankakee Rivers will rise a little above flood today and Monday – and with no additional rains expected, forecast to gradually fall below flood later this week.

Below is a listing of river stages/forecasts

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       3.02  06 AM Sun   1.47

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       3.48  06 AM Sun   0.52
Gurnee               7.0       3.31  06 AM Sun   0.66
Lincolnshire        12.5       7.84  06 AM Sun   0.67
Des Plaines         15.0       9.57  06 AM Sun   0.79
River Forest        16.0       7.04  06 AM Sun   2.15
Riverside            7.5       3.97  06 AM Sun   1.23

Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       6.64  06 AM Sun   0.01
Montgomery          13.0      12.01  06 AM Sun   0.20
Dayton              12.0       8.47  06 AM Sun   1.29

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      17.77  06 AM Sun   1.75

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.49  06 AM Sun   0.86

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       8.56  06 AM Sun   1.25
Shorewood            6.5       3.97  06 AM Sun   1.31

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0       8.70  06 AM Sun   3.10
Foresman            18.0      14.73  06 AM Sun   5.44
Chebanse            16.0       8.90  06 AM Sun   3.33
Iroquois            18.0      15.94  06 AM Sun   6.09 Minor

Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0      21.70  06 AM Sun  15.37 Minor

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       6.78  06 AM Sun   1.11
Kouts               11.0       7.72  06 AM Sun   1.28
Shelby               9.0       8.49  06 AM Sun   1.23 Minor
Momence              5.0       3.67  06 AM Sun   0.99
Wilmington           6.5       3.65  06 AM Sun   1.38

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       8.82  06 AM Sun   4.19

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       5.40  06 AM Sun   2.63

Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0      10.13  06 AM Sun   3.67
South Holland       16.5      12.84  05 AM Sun   4.59

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       4.30  06 AM Sun   2.33

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       3.34  06 AM Sun   0.42
Leonore             16.0       4.56  06 AM Sun   1.09

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      10.06  06 AM Sun   3.48
Ottawa             463.0     460.74  06 AM Sun   1.23
La Salle            20.0      15.99  06 AM Sun   2.50

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       4.02  06 AM Sun   0.56

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       2.34  06 AM Sun   0.17
Perryville          12.0       6.62  06 AM Sun   0.19

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0       6.10  06 AM Sun   0.08

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       3.85  06 AM Sun   0.05
Latham Park         10.0       4.90  06 AM Sun   0.10
Rockford             9.0       2.82  06 AM Sun   0.06
Byron               13.0       6.81  06 AM Sun   0.05
Dixon               16.0       9.34  05 AM Sun   0.12