Chicago Area Hydrologic River Stage/Flood Forecasts

 

Rivers and streams across northeast Illinois into northwest Indiana all are on the rise, many in flood or nearing bank full this Wednesday morning.  Heavy 1-3 inch rainfall during the past 24 hrs on top of already saturated soils from previous rains for the most part were direct run-off into already swollen rivers and streams.  Major flooding is forecast for the Illinois River segments at LaSalle, Morris and Ottawa and the Kankakee River at Shelby.

Below is a listing of river stages and forecasts compiled by the Chicago National Weather Service office.  Advisories are issued for segments of rivers nearing bank full.

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Wed May 1 2019

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago (Pulaski Road 18.0    15.62  07 AM Wed   0.50 ADVISORY



Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     5.41  06 AM Wed   0.86 
Gurnee                 7.0     5.76  06 AM Wed   1.30 ADVISORY
Lincolnshire          12.5    11.08  07 AM Wed   0.98 ADVISORY
Des Plaines           15.0    15.08  07 AM Wed   2.14 MINOR
River Forest          16.0    13.17  07 AM Wed   2.01 ADVISORY
Riverside              7.5     7.77  07 AM Wed   1.33 MINOR

Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5     8.55  06 AM Wed   0.61 MINOR
Montgomery            13.0    13.62  06 AM Wed   0.52 MINOR
Dayton                12.0    15.38  07 AM Wed   3.03 MODERATE

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    21.13  07 AM Wed   0.88 MODERATE

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5    12.12  07 AM Wed   0.73 MINOR

Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0    12.69  07 AM Wed   1.74 MINOR
Shorewood              6.5     7.81  07 AM Wed   2.02 MODERATE



Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0    11.58  06 AM Wed   3.83 MINOR
Foresman              18.0    16.54  07 AM Wed   4.01 MINOR
Chebanse              16.0    12.51  07 AM Wed   5.82 MINOR
Iroquois              18.0    17.28  07 AM Wed   5.56 MINOR

Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0    16.29  07 AM Wed   5.90 MINOR

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     9.05  07 AM Wed   1.41 MODERATE
Kouts                 11.0    10.18  07 AM Wed   1.72 MODERATE
Shelby                 9.0    10.47  07 AM Wed   1.37 MAJOR
Momence                5.0     5.46  07 AM Wed   1.60 MODERATE
Wilmington             6.5     5.96  07 AM Wed   2.12 MODERATE

Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0    11.61  06 AM Wed   1.98 MINOR



Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     9.35  07 AM Wed   2.44 

Munster               12.0    14.01  07 AM Wed   2.46 MODERATE
South Holland         16.5    15.82  07 AM Wed   2.53 MINOR

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0    10.80  07 AM Wed   3.84 MODERATE

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0    12.31  07 AM Wed   6.58 MODERATE
Leonore               16.0    18.11  07 AM Wed   8.41 MODERATE

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0    16.84  07 AM Wed   4.02 MAJOR
Ottawa               463.0   465.98  06 AM Wed   3.14 MAJOR
La Salle              20.0    25.25  07 AM Wed   4.47 MAJOR

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb               10.0     7.90  07 AM Wed   0.36 

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0        M  M              M ADVISORY
Perryville            12.0    11.37  06 AM Wed   0.95 MINOR

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0    10.34  07 AM Wed   0.78 ADVISORY

Rock River
Rockton               10.0     7.29  06 AM Wed   0.44 
Latham Park           9.0        M  M              M  ADVISORY
Rockford (Auburn St)   6.0     3.33  07 AM Wed   0.38
Byron                 13.0    -70.51  07 AM Wed  ERR  ADVISORY
Dixon                 16.0    13.56  06 AM Wed   0.89 ADVISORY   
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