Chicago-area hydrologic river summary

Minor flooding is occurring or forecast at LaSalle on the Illinois River, Latham Park on the Rock River, and Sugar Creek at Milford. A Flood Watch is in effect at Shelby on the Kankakee River where minor flooding could occur by Tuesday. The Illinois River just upstream from LaSalle is under an Advisory – running near bankfull at Ottawa. These river segments are depicted in green on the headlined map.

In general, Rivers north of Interstate-80 are slowly falling while rivers south of Interstate-80 are rising, as the result of recent heavy rains.

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

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Sun Mar 31 2019

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago (Pulaski Rd)  18.0    11.49  07 AM Sun  -0.07



Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     3.62  06 AM Sun  -0.02
Gurnee                 7.0     3.57  06 AM Sun  -0.13
Lincolnshire          12.5     7.90  07 AM Sun  -0.05
Des Plaines           15.0     9.51  07 AM Sun  -0.12
River Forest          16.0     5.97  07 AM Sun  -0.41
Riverside              7.5     3.33  07 AM Sun  -0.27

Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5     9.14  06 AM Sun  -0.17
Montgomery            13.0    12.62  06 AM Sun  -0.06
Dayton                12.0     9.17  07 AM Sun   0.03

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    15.80  07 AM Sun  -0.49

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5     8.04  07 AM Sun  -0.12

Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0     7.55  07 AM Sun  -0.11
Shorewood              6.5     3.12  07 AM Sun   0.33



Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0     8.77  06 AM Sun   2.05
Foresman              18.0    14.59  07 AM Sun   4.08
Chebanse              16.0     9.68  07 AM Sun   3.71
Iroquois              18.0    15.03  07 AM Sun   5.15

Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0    18.74  07 AM Sun   8.97 MINOR

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     6.89  07 AM Sun   0.75
Kouts                 11.0     7.76  07 AM Sun   0.86
Shelby                 9.0     8.51  07 AM Sun   0.63 WATCH
Momence                5.0     3.50  07 AM Sun   0.48
Wilmington             6.5     3.65  07 AM Sun   1.07

Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0     4.98  06 AM Sun   0.57



Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     3.84  07 AM Sun   0.71

Munster               12.0     8.54  07 AM Sun   0.75
South Holland         16.5    10.34  07 AM Sun   2.04

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0     5.19  07 AM Sun   2.49

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0     8.22  07 AM Sun   3.88
Leonore               16.0    10.22  07 AM Sun   4.21

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0     8.75  07 AM Sun   2.48
Ottawa               463.0   460.64  06 AM Sun   0.61 ADVISORY
La Salle              20.0    18.82  07 AM Sun   1.18 MINOR

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb               10.0     3.75  07 AM Sun  -0.06

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0     3.06  06 AM Sun   0.03
Perryville            12.0     7.41  06 AM Sun  -0.01

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0        M  M              M

Rock River
Rockton               10.0     9.25  06 AM Sun  -0.23
Latham Park           9.0        M  M              M  MINOR
Rockford (Auburn St)   6.0     3.58  07 AM Sun  -0.23
Byron                 13.0    11.21  07 AM Sun  -0.21
Dixon                 16.0    13.07  06 AM Sun  -0.19

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