Minor flooding on the Des Plaines and Kankakee Rivers

Portions of the Des Plaines and Kankakee Rivers will be in minor flood (darker-green-shaded area on the headlined map) this weekend. On the Des Plaines River Lincolnshire will drop below flood later tonight while the segments near Gurnee and Russell will fall below flood later Sunday night and early Monday, respectively. The Kankakee River at Shelby will rise above flood by Friday evening.

Latest Chicago-area river stage/flood forecasts…

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Thu May 17 2018

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0          M  M              M

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       7.96  06 AM Thu   0.25 Minor
Gurnee               7.0       8.41  06 AM Thu  -0.24 Minor
Lincolnshire        12.5      12.78  07 AM Thu   0.19 Minor
Des Plaines         15.0      14.88  07 AM Thu   0.18
River Forest        16.0      11.64  07 AM Thu  -0.26
Riverside            7.5       6.19  07 AM Thu  -0.33



Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       9.16  06 AM Thu   0.29
Montgomery          13.0      12.89  07 AM Thu  -0.15
Dayton              12.0       9.68  07 AM Thu  -0.54

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      16.35  07 AM Thu  -1.04

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.79  07 AM Thu  -1.56

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       8.49  07 AM Thu  -1.33
Shorewood            6.5       3.62  07 AM Thu  -0.53

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0       4.53  06 AM Thu  -0.12
Foresman            18.0       6.50  07 AM Thu  -0.15
Chebanse            16.0       4.07  07 AM Thu  -0.07
Iroquois            18.0       6.59  07 AM Thu  -0.08



Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0       4.29  07 AM Thu  -0.07

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       8.04  07 AM Thu   0.63
Kouts               11.0       8.61  07 AM Thu   0.56
Shelby               9.0       8.50  07 AM Thu   0.34 Minor
Momence              5.0       2.69  07 AM Thu   0.00
Wilmington           6.5       2.03  07 AM Thu  -0.04

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.32  06 AM Thu  -0.35

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       2.25  07 AM Thu  -0.08



Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       5.72  07 AM Thu  -0.18
South Holland       16.5       6.44  06 AM Thu  -1.12

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       1.96  07 AM Thu  -0.12

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       3.56  07 AM Thu  -0.09
Leonore             16.0       4.94  07 AM Thu  -0.13

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0       7.55  07 AM Thu  -0.42
Ottawa             463.0     460.28  06 AM Thu  -0.18
La Salle            20.0      16.21  07 AM Thu  -0.33

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       4.90  07 AM Thu  -0.78

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       3.16  07 AM Thu  -0.38
Perryville          12.0       8.77  06 AM Thu   0.10

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0       8.49  07 AM Thu   0.20

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       7.18  06 AM Thu   0.15
Latham Park         10.0       7.66  07 AM Thu   0.13
Rockford             9.0       3.71  07 AM Thu  -0.03
Byron               13.0       9.87  07 AM Thu   0.22
Dixon               16.0      11.78  06 AM Thu   0.23