Flooding and rivers in general continue to slowly recede across the Chicago area

Weather

 Chicago-area rivers continue a slow fall Friday under partly sunny skies. Moderate flooding is forecast on the Fox River from McHenry to Algonquin,  the Illinois at LaSalle, and on the Des Plaines River at Gurnee and Lincolnshire. Minor flooding continues on other segments on the Illinois, Kankakee and Des Plaines (see table below). Showers and thunderstorms this weekend could stall the falling river levels/extend flooding, depending upon how much rainfall occurs.   

Segments of rivers under Flood Warnings and Advisories are depicted on the headline map in light green. Following are latest Hydrologic River Stages/Flood Forecasts issued by the Chicago National Weather Service:

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Fri May 22 2020

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago (Pulaski Road 18.0    14.65  07 AM Fri  -0.28

Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     7.86  06 AM Fri  -0.60 MINOR
Gurnee                 7.0     9.49  06 AM Fri  -0.29 MODERATE
Lincolnshire          12.5    14.37  07 AM Fri  -0.26 MODERATE
Des Plaines           15.0    17.16  07 AM Fri  -0.76 MINOR
River Forest          16.0    14.75  07 AM Fri  -0.96
Riverside              7.5     7.46  07 AM Fri  -0.69
Lemont                                                MINOR

Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5    11.14  06 AM Fri  -0.01 MODERATE
Montgomery            13.5    13.45  07 AM Fri  -0.08 ADVISORY
Dayton                12.0    11.45  07 AM Fri  -0.64

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    17.27  06 AM Fri  -0.95

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5     8.94  07 AM Fri  -0.60

Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0     8.82  07 AM Fri  -0.95
Shorewood              6.5     4.10  07 AM Fri  -0.90

Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0     9.25  06 AM Fri  -1.14
Foresman              18.0    15.63  07 AM Fri  -0.50 ADVISORY
Chebanse              16.0    13.35  07 AM Fri  -1.09
Iroquois              18.0    16.33  07 AM Fri  -0.58

Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0    12.32  07 AM Fri  -2.82

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     9.42  07 AM Fri   0.09
Kouts                 11.0    10.21  07 AM Fri  -0.01
Shelby                10.5    10.91  07 AM Fri  -0.17 MINOR
Momence                5.0     4.74  07 AM Fri  -0.34
Wilmington             6.5     5.39  07 AM Fri  -0.44

Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0     3.93  06 AM Fri  -0.30

Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     3.47  07 AM Fri  -0.33

Munster (H            12.0     8.90  07 AM Fri  -0.53
South Holland         16.5     9.34  06 AM Fri  -0.81

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0     4.51  07 AM Fri  -1.10

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0     7.19  07 AM Fri  -3.53
Leonore               16.0    11.92  07 AM Fri  -4.61

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0    15.91  07 AM Fri  -2.36
Ottawa               463.0   465.26  06 AM Fri  -2.27 MINOR
La Salle              20.0    30.20  07 AM Fri  -1.41 MODERATE

S Branch Kishwaukee River
DeKalb                10.0     4.99  07 AM Fri  -0.35

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0     6.31  06 AM Fri  -1.19
Perryville            12.0    10.98  06 AM Fri  -1.98

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0    11.11  07 AM Fri   0.09 ADVISORY

Rock River
Rockton               10.0     7.10  06 AM Fri   0.04
Latham Park            9.0     7.32  06 AM Fri   0.06
Rockford (Auburn Stree 6.0     3.24  07 AM Fri   0.02
Byron                 13.0    11.12  07 AM Fri  -0.83
Dixon                 16.0    13.35  06 AM Fri  -0.59 ADVISORY

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