Chicago area current river stages/trends and flood forecasts

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While most Chicago-area rivers continue a slow fall, several still remain in flood, with Major flooding  continuing on the Kankakee River near Dunns Bridge, Kouts and Shelby – anticipated rains later tonight and Thursday are expected to induce rises back to RECORD levels near Kouts and Dunns Bridge. Area-wide rains of  half-inch or more may cause most rivers to rise and will likely prolong flooding. Rivers outlined in light-green on the highlighted map are in flood.

Below is a listing of area river stages and maximum flood forecast issued by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office…

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CST Wed Feb 28 2018

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       3.11  06 AM Wed  -0.14

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       6.30  06 AM Wed  -0.37
Gurnee               7.0       6.60  05 AM Wed  -0.45
Lincolnshire        12.5      10.93  06 AM Wed  -0.45
Des Plaines         15.0      12.87  06 AM Wed  -0.48
River Forest        16.0       9.90  06 AM Wed  -0.52
Riverside            7.5       4.95  06 AM Wed  -0.34



Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       9.82  06 AM Wed  -0.02 Minor
Montgomery          13.0      12.97  06 AM Wed  -0.03 Minor
Dayton              12.0      10.18  06 AM Wed  -0.29

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      16.09  06 AM Wed      M

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.09  06 AM Wed  -0.13

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       7.83  06 AM Wed  -0.21
Shorewood            6.5       3.28  06 AM Wed  -0.15

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0      12.51  06 AM Wed  -0.98 Minor
Foresman            18.0      19.97  06 AM Wed  -1.10 Minor
Chebanse            16.0      15.31  06 AM Wed  -1.77
Iroquois            18.0      21.45  06 AM Wed  -1.10 Minor



Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0      10.61  06 AM Wed  -2.29

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0      13.36  06 AM Wed  -0.13 RECORD
Kouts               11.0      14.32  06 AM Wed  -0.08 RECORD
Shelby               9.0      13.03  06 AM Wed  -0.01 Major
Momence              5.0       5.47  06 AM Wed  -0.17 Minor
Wilmington           6.5       6.16  06 AM Wed  -0.62

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.82  06 AM Wed   0.00

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       2.73  06 AM Wed  -0.19



Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       8.35  06 AM Wed  -0.55
South Holland       16.5       8.87  05 AM Wed  -0.31

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       3.82  06 AM Wed  -0.39

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       5.70  06 AM Wed  -0.77
Leonore             16.0       8.31  06 AM Wed  -1.18

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      15.14  06 AM Wed  -1.40
Ottawa             463.0     464.43  06 AM Wed  -1.10 Minor
La Salle            20.0      27.44  06 AM Wed  -0.65 Moderate

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       4.57  06 AM Wed  -0.11

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       4.12  06 AM Wed  -0.49
Perryville          12.0       8.53  06 AM Wed  -0.46

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0      15.16  06 AM Wed  -0.15 Moderate

Rock River
Rockton             10.0      11.98  06 AM Wed  -0.19 Moderate
Latham Park         10.0      12.31  06 AM Wed  -0.20 Moderate
Rockford             9.0       6.04  06 AM Wed  -0.15
Byron               13.0      13.46  06 AM Wed  -0.39 Minor
Dixon               16.0      15.04  06 AM Wed  -0.33
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