Before Saturday rains – finally all Chicago area rivers below flood

Segments of the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers are still flowing near bankfull, but as of Friday morning all Chicago-area rivers in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana are below flood for the first time in several weeks. Rises are likely to occur after projected rainfall Saturday that has the greatest amount, possibly an inch or more falling to the south and east of Chicago over the area where rivers are lowest, while about a quarter to half-inch rainfall is outlooked for locations west and north of Chicago.

The latest Hydrologic River Stage/Flood Forecast Summary issued by the Chicago National Weather Service follows:

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Fri Oct 25 2019

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago (Pulaski Road 18.0    10.98  07 AM Fri  -0.02

Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     3.33  06 AM Fri  -0.01
Gurnee                 7.0     3.04  06 AM Fri  -0.17
Lincolnshire          12.5     7.56  07 AM Fri  -0.19
Des Plaines           15.0     9.04  07 AM Fri  -0.28
River Forest          16.0     5.22  07 AM Fri  -0.34
Riverside              7.5     2.70  07 AM Fri  -0.20



Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5     7.54  06 AM Fri  -0.12
Montgomery            13.0    12.06  06 AM Fri  -0.11
Dayton                12.0     7.87  07 AM Fri  -0.18

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    14.99  06 AM Fri  -0.02

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5     7.77  07 AM Fri  -0.01

Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0     6.98  07 AM Fri  -0.03
Shorewood              6.5     2.45  07 AM Fri  -0.02

Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0     3.96  06 AM Fri  -0.12
Foresman              18.0     5.41  07 AM Fri  -0.10
Chebanse              16.0     2.83  07 AM Fri   0.01
Iroquois              18.0     5.07  07 AM Fri   0.00



Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0     2.80  07 AM Fri  -0.02

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     3.33  07 AM Fri  -0.18
Kouts                 11.0     4.34  07 AM Fri  -0.15
Shelby                 10.5     5.30  07 AM Fri  -0.04
Momence                5.0     1.99  07 AM Fri  -0.03
Wilmington             6.5     1.49  07 AM Fri  -0.02

Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0     2.78  06 AM Fri   0.01

Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     2.15  07 AM Fri  -0.03



Munster (H            12.0     5.49  07 AM Fri   0.03
South Holland         16.5     5.40  07 AM Fri   0.00

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0     1.46  07 AM Fri  -0.05

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0     2.62  07 AM Fri   0.00
Leonore               16.0     3.66  07 AM Fri  -0.06

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0     5.66  07 AM Fri   0.23
Ottawa               463.0   459.24  06 AM Fri  -0.37
La Salle              20.0    12.99  07 AM Fri  -0.40

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb               10.0     3.79  07 AM Fri  -0.10

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0     2.44  06 AM Fri  -0.03
Perryville            12.0     6.96  06 AM Fri  -0.09

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0    11.86  07 AM Fri  -0.18 Nr Bankfull

Rock River
Rockton               10.0     8.76  06 AM Fri  -0.16 Nr Bankfull
Latham Park           9.0     8.93  06 AM Fri   -0.11 Nr Bankfull
Rockford (Auburn Stree 6.0     3.74  06 AM Fri  -0.19
Byron                 13.0    10.66  07 AM Fri  -0.07 Nr Bankfull
Dixon                 16.0    12.54  06 AM Fri   0.01
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