Chicago area hydrologic river stages/flood forecasts

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Widespread flooding will continue on many rivers across northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana for the next few days. Where heaviest rains of 4 to 6.50-inches fell south of Chicago into northwest Indiana rivers will not crest until this weekend and are expected to still be in flood next week. On the highlighted map rivers shaded in light green are under a flood warning.

Below is a summary of the stage and flood forecast for Chicago area rivers issued by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office…

 

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago Albany Ave   7.0       5.90  06 AM Wed   1.68

Des Plaines River
Russell              7.0       6.90  06 AM Wed   1.46 Minor
Gurnee               7.0       7.13  06 AM Wed   1.82 Minor
Lincolnshire        12.5      12.53  06 AM Wed   2.76 Minor
Des Plaines         15.0      15.95  06 AM Wed   3.33 Minor
River Forest        16.0      13.87  06 AM Wed   4.25
Riverside            7.5       7.94  06 AM Wed   2.25 Moderate

Fox River
Algonquin Tailwater  9.5       8.45  06 AM Wed   0.74 Minor
Montgomery          13.0      13.68  06 AM Wed   0.59 Minor
Dayton              12.0      15.89  06 AM Wed   3.70 Moderate

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook         19.5      21.59  06 AM Wed   1.80 Moderate

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville         11.5      12.91  06 AM Wed   2.50 Minor

Du Page River
Plainfield          12.0      12.97  06 AM Wed   2.30 Minor
Shorewood            6.5       8.12  06 AM Wed   2.96 Moderate

Iroquois River
Rensselaer          12.0      15.17  06 AM Wed   3.32 Major
Foresman            18.0      21.91  06 AM Wed   6.38 Major
Chebanse            16.0      16.84  06 AM Wed   4.95 RECORD
Iroquois            18.0      23.86  06 AM Wed   8.12 Major

Sugar Creek
Milford             18.0      25.51  06 AM Wed   9.25 Major

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge        10.0      11.82  06 AM Wed   2.31 Major
Kouts               11.0      13.53  06 AM Wed   2.59 Major
Shelby               9.0      12.75  06 AM Wed   2.27 RECORD
Momence              5.0       6.90  06 AM Wed   2.11 Moderate
Wilmington           6.5       8.75  06 AM Wed   3.47 Moderate

Thorn Creek
Thornton            10.0      14.87  06 AM Wed   3.83 Minor

Hart Ditch
Dyer                12.0      12.06  06 AM Wed   1.18 Minor

Little Calumet River
Munster             12.0      16.32  06 AM Wed   2.66 Moderate
South Holland       16.5      19.10  06 AM Wed   4.29 Moderate

Mazon River
Coal City           12.0      12.58  06 AM Wed   2.93 Minor

Vermilion River
Pontiac             14.0      12.69  06 AM Wed   6.05
Leonore             16.0      17.35  06 AM Wed   4.99 Minor

Upper Illinois River
Morris              16.0      21.60  06 AM Wed   8.28 Major
Ottawa             463.0     469.23  06 AM Wed   6.61 Major
La Salle            20.0      26.58  06 AM Wed   8.27 Major

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb             10.0       8.01  06 AM Wed   0.75

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere            9.0      10.19  06 AM Wed   4.97 Moderate
Perryville          12.0      15.21  06 AM Wed   5.59 Minor

Pecatonica River
Shirland            12.0      13.05  06 AM Wed   4.21 Moderate

Rock River
Rockton             10.0      11.04  06 AM Wed   4.95 Moderate
Latham Park         10.0      11.09  06 AM Wed   4.23 Moderate
Rockford             9.0       5.16  06 AM Wed   1.38
Byron               13.0      14.63  06 AM Wed   5.39 Moderate
Dixon               16.0      16.38  06 AM Wed   2.66 Minor

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