Chicago-area rivers stages/flood forecasts

Saturday the Chicago-area rivers continue nearly steady or in a slow fall mode, although overnight precipitation may cause a few minor rises or slow the fall on some rivers. Still the only flooding is occurring on the Kankakee River in northwest Indiana where Minor flooding is in progress near Kouts and Dunns Bridge and Moderate flooding near Shelby. The overnight wintry mix of precipitation may cause a minor rise and extend the time in flood on this portion of the Kankakee River denoted in light green on the highlighted map.

Following is a hydrologic river stage/Max Flood summary of data prepared by the Chicago National Weather Service Officeā€¦

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       1.44  07 AM Sat  -0.04

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       2.75  06 AM Sat  -0.08
Gurnee               7.0       2.42  06 AM Sat  -0.04
Lincolnshire        12.5       7.02  07 AM Sat  -0.04
Des Plaines         15.0       8.60  07 AM Sat  -0.04
River Forest        16.0       4.44  07 AM Sat  -0.13
Riverside            7.5       2.53  07 AM Sat  -0.06



Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5          M  M              M
Montgomery          13.0      11.71  07 AM Sat  -0.12
Dayton              12.0       7.62  07 AM Sat   0.03

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      15.22  07 AM Sat   0.02

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       7.86  07 AM Sat   0.03

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       7.09  07 AM Sat   0.02
Shorewood            6.5       2.55  07 AM Sat   0.00

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0       5.67  06 AM Sat  -0.06
Foresman            18.0       8.38  07 AM Sat  -0.25
Chebanse            16.0       5.24  07 AM Sat  -0.14
Iroquois            18.0       8.59  07 AM Sat  -0.26



Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0       5.18  07 AM Sat  -0.11

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0      10.83  07 AM Sat  -0.18 Minor
Kouts               11.0      11.69  07 AM Sat  -0.20 Minor
Shelby               9.0      11.98  07 AM Sat  -0.09 Moderate
Momence              5.0       4.35  07 AM Sat  -0.05
Wilmington           6.5       3.03  07 AM Sat  -0.02

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.09  06 AM Sat   0.07

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       2.34  07 AM Sat   0.01



Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       5.77  07 AM Sat   0.04
South Holland       16.5       6.21  05 AM Sat  -0.02

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       2.06  07 AM Sat  -0.04

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       3.83  07 AM Sat  -0.05
Leonore             16.0       5.04  07 AM Sat   0.03

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0       6.80  07 AM Sat  -0.78
Ottawa             463.0     459.75  06 AM Sat   0.05
La Salle            20.0      16.87  07 AM Sat  -0.71

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       3.49  07 AM Sat   0.04

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       2.08  07 AM Sat  -0.28
Perryville          12.0       6.50  06 AM Sat  -0.05

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0       6.74  07 AM Sat  -0.16

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       5.42  06 AM Sat  -0.11
Latham Park         10.0       6.18  07 AM Sat  -0.14
Rockford             9.0       3.16  07 AM Sat  -0.11
Byron               13.0       8.12  07 AM Sat  -0.11
Dixon               16.0      10.20  06 AM Sat  -0.03