Friday Chicago-area river stages/flood forecasts

Rivers across northern Illinois continue to be up near or above bankfull at many locations; but are in general, beginning to trend lower after the heavy rains earlier this week. Moderate flooding continues on the Des Plaines River at Gurnee and Lincolnshire – both are forecast to fall below flood later Sunday, with minor flooding at Russell and Des Plaines – forecast to fall below flood Saturday.

On the Fox River, the segment at Algonquin is in Moderate flood, forecast to fall below flood next Tuesday, while the river at Montgomery is in Minor flood expected to fall below flood next Monday. The Illinois River at LaSalle and the Kishwaukee River at Perryville are both forecast to fall below flood this afternoon.

Following is the Friday morning river stage/flood forecast prepared by the Chicago National Weather Service…

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Fri Jun 29 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       7.46  06 AM Fri  -0.38 Minor
Gurnee               7.0       9.11  06 AM Fri  -0.54 Moderate
Lincolnshire        12.5      14.12  07 AM Fri  -0.15 Moderate
Des Plaines         15.0      16.45  07 AM Fri   0.16 Minor
River Forest        16.0      12.53  07 AM Fri   0.44
Riverside            7.5       6.11  07 AM Fri   0.02

Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5      10.66  06 AM Fri  -0.25 Moderate
Montgomery          13.0      13.45  07 AM Fri  -0.28 Minor
Dayton              12.0      10.77  07 AM Fri  -0.78

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      15.98  07 AM Fri  -0.65

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5       8.10  07 AM Fri  -0.16

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0       7.63  07 AM Fri  -0.39
Shorewood            6.5       3.08  07 AM Fri  -0.32



Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0       4.90  06 AM Fri  -0.32
Foresman            18.0       9.91  07 AM Fri  -2.25
Chebanse            16.0       6.60  07 AM Fri  -0.86
Iroquois            18.0      11.16  07 AM Fri  -1.72

Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0       5.96  07 AM Fri  -1.12

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0       5.17  07 AM Fri  -0.29
Kouts               11.0       5.96  07 AM Fri  -0.21
Shelby               9.0       6.65  07 AM Fri  -0.30
Momence              5.0       2.41  07 AM Fri  -0.15
Wilmington           6.5       2.55  07 AM Fri  -0.33

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0       3.19  06 AM Fri  -0.20



Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0       2.43  07 AM Fri  -0.20

Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0       6.03  07 AM Fri  -0.33
South Holland       16.5       6.18  06 AM Fri  -0.55

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0       2.03  07 AM Fri  -0.19

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0       4.25  07 AM Fri  -0.20
Leonore             16.0       5.95  07 AM Fri  -0.50

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0       8.38  07 AM Fri  -0.45
Ottawa             463.0     460.71  06 AM Fri  -0.64
La Salle            20.0      20.31  07 AM Fri  -0.55 Minor

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       4.61  07 AM Fri  -0.53

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0       8.46  07 AM Fri   0.31
Perryville          12.0      12.16  06 AM Fri   0.13 Minor

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0      11.40  07 AM Fri  -0.53

Rock River
Rockton             10.0       8.04  06 AM Fri  -0.64
Latham Park         10.0       8.49  07 AM Fri  -0.76
Rockford             9.0       3.42  07 AM Fri  -0.60
Byron               13.0      12.45  07 AM Fri  -0.24
Dixon               16.0      14.30  06 AM Fri  -0.28