Flooding on segments of the Kankakee River due to ice jams

Minor flooding is occurring on the Kankakee River at Shelby with moderate flooding near Momence and Wilmington. An ice jam is causing moderate flooding on the Kankakee River near I-55 downstream of Wilmington. The Kankakee River is also in moderate flood at Momence downstream to the confluence of the Iroquois River – again caused by ice jamming. These conditions will probably continue for several days. There is some concern for ice jamming possibly causing flooding on segments of the Rock River and Flood Advisories are in effect near Latham Park, Byron and Dixon.

Following is a list of area river stages and flood forecasts issued by the Chicago National Weather Service:

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CST Tue Jan 29 2019

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

North Branch Chicago River
Niles                 10.0        M  M              M
Chicago (Pulaski Rd)  18.0    11.15  06 AM Tue   0.04

Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     3.17  06 AM Tue   0.02
Gurnee                 7.0     2.46  06 AM Tue  -0.03
Lincolnshire          12.5     7.74  06 AM Tue   0.10
Des Plaines           15.0     9.51  04 AM Tue      M
River Forest          16.0     5.19  04 AM Tue  -0.23
Riverside              7.5     3.03  06 AM Tue  -0.08



Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5     5.94  06 AM Tue  -0.61
Montgomery            13.0    11.64  06 AM Tue   0.00
Dayton                12.0     7.21  06 AM Tue   0.39

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    14.95  06 AM Tue  -0.04

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5     7.61  06 AM Tue   0.02

Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0     6.98  06 AM Tue   0.05
Shorewood              6.5     2.43  06 AM Tue  -0.04

Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0     5.55  06 AM Tue  -0.73
Foresman              18.0    11.86  06 AM Tue  -1.25
Chebanse              16.0     9.76  06 AM Tue  -0.09
Iroquois              18.0    12.94  06 AM Tue  -1.28



Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0     6.69  06 AM Tue  -1.89

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     5.80  06 AM Tue  -0.30
Kouts                 11.0     6.79  06 AM Tue  -0.04
Shelby                 9.0     9.72  06 AM Tue   0.13 MINOR
Momence                5.0     6.50  06 AM Tue  -0.30 MODERATE
Wilmington             6.5     8.61  06 AM Tue   0.03 MODERATE

Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0     3.02  06 AM Tue  -0.03

Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     2.40  06 AM Tue  -0.04



Munster               12.0     5.96  06 AM Tue  -0.01
South Holland         16.5     6.11  06 AM Tue  -0.07

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0     3.12  06 AM Tue  -0.33

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0     4.26  06 AM Tue  -0.06
Leonore               16.0    10.61  06 AM Tue  -0.27

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0     6.71  06 AM Tue  -1.01
Ottawa               463.0   459.43  06 AM Tue  -0.07
La Salle              20.0    16.75  06 AM Tue  -0.02

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb               10.0     3.67  06 AM Tue   0.05

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0     2.14  06 AM Tue  -0.07
Perryville            12.0     9.95  06 AM Tue  -0.13

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0     8.07  06 AM Tue   0.22

Rock River
Rockton               10.0     6.77  06 AM Tue   1.05
Latham Park           10.0        M  M              M ADVISORY
Rockford (Auburn St)   9.0     3.70  06 AM Tue  -0.30
Byron                 13.0    11.71  06 AM Tue      M ADVISORY
Dixon                 16.0    15.27  06 AM Tue   0.39 ADVISORY
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