Chicago area rivers continue to rise – updated stages/flood forecasts

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Rivers continue to slowly rise, and a forecast of an inch or more additional rains across the Chicago area has been integrated into the latest updated flood warnings/advisories (light-green-shaded areas on the highlighted map).

A flood warning is in effect for several forecast points along the Des Plaines, Illinois, Fox, Iroquois, Sugar Creek  and Kankakee Rivers. Warned Rivers are currently in flood or forecast to flood by Thursday night or Friday morning. Flood Advisories for Rivers approaching or reaching bankfull are in effect for other portions of the Des Plaines, East Branch of the DuPage, Fox, Iroquois, Kankakee, Rock, Pecatonica and Illinois Rivers.

Below is the latest River stage/flood forecasts issued by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office…

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       3.08  07 AM Wed   0.04

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       7.54  06 AM Wed  -0.13 Minor
Gurnee               7.0       8.10  06 AM Wed   0.01 Minor
Lincolnshire        12.5      12.19  07 AM Wed   0.07 Minor
Des Plaines         15.0      14.14  07 AM Wed  -0.09 Minor
River Forest        16.0      10.98  07 AM Wed  -0.12
Riverside            7.0       5.40  07 AM Wed  -0.11 Advisory



Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       8.86  06 AM Wed   0.04 Minor
Montgomery          13.0      12.66  07 AM Wed  -0.02 Minor
Dayton              12.0       9.88  07 AM Wed  -0.17 Advisory

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      16.19  07 AM Wed  -0.41 Advisory

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.32  06 AM Wed  -0.26

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       7.97  07 AM Wed  -0.19
Shorewood            6.5       3.33  07 AM Wed  -0.13

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0       6.13  06 AM Wed  -0.24 Advisory
Foresman            18.0      11.03  07 AM Wed  -0.63 Advisory
Chebanse            16.0       8.17  07 AM Wed   0.00
Iroquois            18.0      12.11  07 AM Wed  -0.58 Minor



Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0       9.51  07 AM Wed   0.41 Minor

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       8.31  07 AM Wed  -0.43 Minor
Kouts               11.0       9.19  07 AM Wed  -0.53 Minor
Shelby               9.0      10.16  07 AM Wed   0.02 Moderate
Momence              5.0       3.87  07 AM Wed   0.00 Minor
Wilmington           6.5       3.65  07 AM Wed  -0.02 Advisory

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.95  06 AM Wed  -0.52

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       3.21  07 AM Wed  -0.36



Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       7.19  07 AM Wed  -0.35
South Holland       16.5       8.40  06 AM Wed  -0.71

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       3.82  07 AM Wed  -0.15

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       5.35  07 AM Wed  -0.02
Leonore             16.0       9.14  07 AM Wed  -0.03

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      10.00  07 AM Wed  -0.23 Advisory
Ottawa             463.0     461.05  06 AM Wed  -0.20 Minor
La Salle            20.0      21.07  07 AM Wed  -0.22 Minor

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0          M  M              M

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       4.68  07 AM Wed  -0.25
Perryville          12.0       9.09  06 AM Wed  -0.21

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0       9.52  07 AM Wed   0.15 Advisory

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       7.28  06 AM Wed   0.18
Rockford            9.0        3.77  07 AM Wed   0.16
Byron               13.0      10.03  07 AM Wed   0.01 Advisory
Dixon               16.0      12.11  06 AM Wed  -0.09 Advisory