Chicago area river current stages/trends and flood forecasts

While most Chicago-area rivers continue a slow fall, several remain in flood, and Record-flooding  continues or is forecast on the Kankakee River near Dunns Bridge, Kouts and Shelby. Rivers outlined in light-green on the highlighted map are in flood.

Below is a listing of area river stages and maximum flood forecast issued by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office…


Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CST Tue Feb 27 2018

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       3.25  06 AM Tue  -0.33

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       6.67  06 AM Tue  -0.40
Gurnee               7.0       7.05  06 AM Tue  -0.45 Minor
Lincolnshire        12.5      11.38  06 AM Tue  -0.31
Des Plaines         15.0      13.35  06 AM Tue  -0.37
River Forest        16.0      10.42  06 AM Tue  -0.47
Riverside            7.5       5.29  06 AM Tue  -0.30



Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       9.84  06 AM Tue   4.78 Minor
Montgomery          13.0      13.00  06 AM Tue  -0.04 Minor
Dayton              12.0      10.47  06 AM Tue  -0.39

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5          M  M              M

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.22  06 AM Tue  -0.26

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       8.04  06 AM Tue  -0.31
Shorewood            6.5       3.43  06 AM Tue  -0.32

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0      13.49  06 AM Tue  -1.05 Minor
Foresman            18.0      21.07  06 AM Tue  -1.05 Minor
Chebanse            16.0      17.08  06 AM Tue  -1.66 Minor
Iroquois            18.0      22.55  06 AM Tue  -1.00 Minor



Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0      12.90  06 AM Tue  -2.02

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0      13.49  06 AM Tue  -0.14 RECORD
Kouts               11.0      14.40  06 AM Tue  -0.04 RECORD
Shelby               9.0      13.04  06 AM Tue  -0.02 RECORD
Momence              5.0       5.64  06 AM Tue  -0.25 Minor
Wilmington           6.5       6.78  06 AM Tue  -0.64 Mnor

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.82  06 AM Tue  -0.15

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       2.92  06 AM Tue  -0.27



Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       8.90  06 AM Tue  -0.60
South Holland       16.5       9.18  06 AM Tue  -0.45

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       4.21  06 AM Tue  -0.71

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       6.47  06 AM Tue  -1.11
Leonore             16.0       9.49  06 AM Tue  -1.48

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      16.54  06 AM Tue  -1.34 Minor
Ottawa             463.0     465.53  06 AM Tue  -1.06 Minor
La Salle            20.0      28.09  06 AM Tue  -0.56 Moderate

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       4.68  06 AM Tue  -0.34

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       4.61  06 AM Tue  -0.88
Perryville          12.0       8.99  06 AM Tue  -0.97

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0      15.31  06 AM Tue   0.05 Moderate

Rock River
Rockton             10.0      12.17  06 AM Tue  -0.25 Moderate
Latham Park         10.0      12.51  06 AM Tue  -0.29 Moderate
Rockford             9.0       6.19  06 AM Tue  -0.18
Byron               13.0      13.85  06 AM Tue  -0.31 Minor
Dixon               16.0      15.37  06 AM Tue  -0.09