Tuesday Chicago-Area River Stages and Flood Warnings

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With widespread 1 to nearly 4-inches of rain already running off frozen soils and another 1 to 3-inches likely later this afternoon and tonight into Wednesday morning many Chicago-area river are already at bankfull or in flood with potential ice jamming in some spots – further rises to major and even record readings are expected. Following is a list of river stages compiled by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office with the maximum flood expected in the coming days (Minor, Moderate, Major, Record)…

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       4.22  06 AM Tue   2.41

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       5.44  06 AM Tue   0.95 Minor
Gurnee               7.0       5.31  06 AM Tue   2.05 Minor
Lincolnshire        12.5       9.77  06 AM Tue   2.26
Des Plaines         15.0      12.62  06 AM Tue   3.49 Minor
River Forest        16.0       9.62  06 AM Tue   4.01
Riverside            7.5       5.69  06 AM Tue   2.70 Moderate

Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       7.71  06 AM Tue   1.49 Minor
Montgomery          13.0      13.09  06 AM Tue   1.43 Minor
Dayton              12.0      12.19  06 AM Tue   4.96 Minor



East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      19.79  06 AM Tue   4.29 Moderate

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5      10.41  06 AM Tue   2.78 Minor

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0      10.67  06 AM Tue   3.49 Minor
Shorewood            6.5       5.16  06 AM Tue   2.54 Moderate

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0      11.85  06 AM Tue   5.86 Major
Foresman            18.0      15.53  06 AM Tue   6.05 Moderate
Chebanse            16.0      11.89  06 AM Tue   5.95 Major
Iroquois            18.0      15.74  06 AM Tue   5.72 Major

Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0      16.26  06 AM Tue  11.40 Moderate



Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       9.51  06 AM Tue   1.65 Major
Kouts               11.0      10.94  06 AM Tue   2.52 Major
Shelby               9.0      10.48  06 AM Tue   2.06 RECORD
Momence              5.0       4.79  06 AM Tue   1.98 Moderate
Wilmington           6.5       5.28  06 AM Tue   2.79 Moderate

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0      11.04  06 AM Tue   7.73 Moderate

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0      10.88  06 AM Tue   8.15 Major

Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0      13.66  06 AM Tue   7.78 Moderate
South Holland       16.5      14.81  06 AM Tue   8.16



Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       9.65  06 AM Tue   6.97 Minor

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       6.64  06 AM Tue   2.96
Leonore             16.0      12.36  06 AM Tue   7.63 Minor

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      13.32  06 AM Tue   6.85 Major
Ottawa             463.0     462.62  06 AM Tue   2.32 Major
La Salle            20.0      18.31  06 AM Tue   4.41 Major

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       7.26  06 AM Tue   4.20

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       5.22  06 AM Tue   3.29 Minor
Perryville          12.0       9.62  06 AM Tue   3.53

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0       8.84  06 AM Tue   1.09 Minor

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       6.09  06 AM Tue   2.31
Latham Park         10.0       6.86  06 AM Tue   1.89 Minor
Rockford             9.0       3.78  06 AM Tue   1.02
Byron               13.0       9.24  06 AM Tue   0.92 Moderate
Dixon               16.0      13.72  06 AM Tue   2.34