Saturday Chicago-area hydrologic river stages and flood/advisory forecasts

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Scattered showers the past couple days have not significantly impacted Chicago-area rivers – they all are nearly steady or continuing a slow fall. Minor flooding does continue on the Kankakee River at Shelby affecting Lake and Newton Counties in Indiana and the Illinois River at LaSalle affecting Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam Counties in Illinois. A segment of the Fox River at Montgomery affecting Kane and Kendall Counties continues to fall and is not expected to flood, but is flowing close enough to bankfull to warrant a Flood Advisory. Flood Warnings/Advisories are depicted by light-green strips on the highlighted map.

Following are the latest river stages/flood forecasts compiled by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office…

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
730 AM CDT SAT APR 15 2017

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       2.38  07 AM Sat  -0.39

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       6.61  06 AM Sat  -0.16
Gurnee               7.0       6.40  06 AM Sat  -0.18
Lincolnshire        12.5      10.56  07 AM Sat  -0.26
Des Plaines         15.0      12.30  07 AM Sat  -0.39
River Forest        16.0       9.38  07 AM Sat  -0.51
Riverside            7.0       4.64  07 AM Sat  -0.25



Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       8.84  06 AM Sat  -0.22
Montgomery          13.0      12.63  07 AM Sat  -0.03 Advisory
Dayton              12.0       9.24  07 AM Sat  -0.05

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      15.96  07 AM Sat   0.13

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.02  07 AM Sat   0.05

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       7.58  07 AM Sat   0.01
Shorewood            6.5       2.94  07 AM Sat  -0.03

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0       6.45  06 AM Sat   0.21
Foresman            18.0      11.13  07 AM Sat  -0.56
Chebanse            16.0       7.18  07 AM Sat  -0.15
Iroquois            18.0      12.05  07 AM Sat  -0.58



Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0       8.33  07 AM Sat   1.99

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       8.09  07 AM Sat  -0.37
Kouts               11.0       8.92  07 AM Sat  -0.33
Shelby               9.0       9.99  07 AM Sat  -0.32 Minor
Momence              5.0       3.84  07 AM Sat  -0.10
Wilmington           6.5       3.33  07 AM Sat  -0.14

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.74  06 AM Sat   0.23

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       2.91  07 AM Sat   0.29



Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       6.41  07 AM Sat   0.16
South Holland       16.5       7.20  06 AM Sat   0.32

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       2.69  07 AM Sat  -0.05

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       5.00  07 AM Sat   0.29
Leonore             16.0       6.64  07 AM Sat  -0.13

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0       8.51  07 AM Sat  -0.07
Ottawa             463.0     460.38  06 AM Sat  -0.08
La Salle            20.0      20.67  07 AM Sat  -0.32 Minor

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       3.97  07 AM Sat   0.11

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       3.75  07 AM Sat  -0.26
Perryville          12.0       7.82  06 AM Sat  -0.23

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0       8.54  07 AM Sat  -0.13

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       6.97  06 AM Sat  -0.07
Rockford             9.0       3.59  07 AM Sat  -0.04
Byron               13.0       9.47  07 AM Sat  -0.08
Dixon               16.0      11.64  06 AM Sat  -0.23