PROGRAMMING NOTE: ‘Stories of Hope: Facing Breast’ cancer airs on WGN at 7PM tonight

Chicago area river forecast summary

Rivers continue to fall across the Chicago area. On the Pecatonica River minor flooding is occurring at Shirland with bankfull conditions at Freeport. On the Rock River minor flooding is occurring at Rockton with moderate flooding at Latham Park – the river is flowing near bankfull at Rockford (Auburn St.), Byron and Dixon. On the Fox River minor flooding is ongoing at Algonquin with bankfull conditions at Montgomery.

All segments currently under flood with the exception of Algonquin are forecast to fall below flood Friday morning, however significant rainfall expected to begin as early as Thursday and continue through Friday may reverse the falling trend and extend/enhance flooding.

Rivers currently in flood are denoted by green shading on the headlined map.

Following is the latest River Summary issued by the Chicago National Weather Service:

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Tue Mar 26 2019

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



North Branch Chicago River
Chicago (Pulaski Rd)  18.0    11.57  07 AM Tue   0.03

Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     4.34  06 AM Tue  -0.28
Gurnee                 7.0     4.43  06 AM Tue  -0.29
Lincolnshire          12.5     8.65  07 AM Tue  -0.26
Des Plaines           15.0    10.29  07 AM Tue  -0.29
River Forest          16.0     6.89  07 AM Tue  -0.37
Riverside              7.5     3.59  07 AM Tue  -0.11

Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5     9.95  06 AM Tue  -0.18 MINOR
Montgomery            13.0    12.88  06 AM Tue  -0.05
Dayton                12.0     9.52  07 AM Tue  -0.07

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    15.23  07 AM Tue  -0.09

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5     7.93  07 AM Tue  -0.07



Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0     7.18  07 AM Tue   0.00
Shorewood              6.5     2.69  07 AM Tue  -0.02

Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0     5.79  06 AM Tue  -0.18
Foresman              18.0     9.52  07 AM Tue  -0.40
Chebanse              16.0     6.09  07 AM Tue  -0.18
Iroquois              18.0     9.61  07 AM Tue  -0.43

Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0     5.52  07 AM Tue  -0.25

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     6.53  07 AM Tue  -0.23
Kouts                 11.0     7.23  07 AM Tue  -0.28
Shelby                 9.0     8.30  07 AM Tue  -0.21
Momence                5.0     3.07  07 AM Tue  -0.06
Wilmington             6.5     2.71  07 AM Tue  -0.10



Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0     3.21  06 AM Tue  -0.08

Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     2.56  07 AM Tue  -0.07

Munster               12.0     5.89  07 AM Tue  -0.14
South Holland         16.5     6.15  07 AM Tue  -0.20

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0     2.76  07 AM Tue  -0.18

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0     4.34  07 AM Tue  -0.08
Leonore               16.0     6.13  07 AM Tue  -0.17

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0     6.54  07 AM Tue  -0.20
Ottawa               463.0   460.27  06 AM Tue   0.33
La Salle              20.0    18.69  07 AM Tue  -0.42

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb               10.0     3.99  07 AM Tue  -0.04

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0     3.37  06 AM Tue   0.01
Perryville            12.0     7.80  06 AM Tue   0.07

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0    13.49  07 AM Tue  -0.48 MINOR

Rock River
Rockton               10.0    10.90  06 AM Tue  -0.50 MINOR
Latham Park           9.0        M  M              M  MODERATE
Rockford (Auburn St)   6.0     5.09  07 AM Tue  -0.38
Byron                 13.0    12.79  07 AM Tue  -0.41
Dixon                 16.0    14.52  06 AM Tue  -0.35

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.