Minor flooding – as additional rains loom, most Chicago area rivers trending lower

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Minor Flooding continues Wednesday on the Pecatonica River at Shirland and the Fox River at Algonquin and Montgomery. With the possibility of significant rains Friday, the Pecatonica River is expected to stay steady and then begin a very slow fall later this coming weekend.  The flooded segments on the Fox are now expected extend into this weekend – again dependent upon Friday rainfall.

The segments of the Fox and Pecatonica in flood are depicted in green on the headlined map.

The latest Hydrological river summary and flood forecasts issued by the Chicago National Weather Service follows…

Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
730 AM CDT Thu Sep 26 2019

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

North Branch Chicago River
Chicago (Pulaski Road 18.0    12.20  07 AM Thu  -0.70

Des Plaines River
Russell                7.0     4.97  06 AM Thu  -0.65
Gurnee                 7.0     5.80  06 AM Thu  -0.64
Lincolnshire          12.5    10.43  07 AM Thu  -0.69
Des Plaines           15.0    12.46  07 AM Thu  -0.92
River Forest          16.0     9.73  07 AM Thu  -1.06
Riverside              7.5     4.80  07 AM Thu  -0.56

Fox River
Algonquin Lock & Dam t 9.5     9.95  06 AM Thu  -0.22 MINOR
Montgomery            13.0    13.13  06 AM Thu  -0.13 MINOR
Dayton                12.0     9.76  07 AM Thu  -0.49

East Branch Du Page River
Bolingbrook           19.5    15.39  06 AM Thu  -0.33

West Branch Du Page River
Warrenville           11.5     8.13  06 AM Thu  -0.26

Du Page River
Plainfield            12.0     7.52  07 AM Thu  -0.37
Shorewood              6.5     2.83  07 AM Thu  -0.28

Iroquois River
Rensselaer            12.0     3.34  06 AM Thu  -0.03
Foresman              18.0     4.51  07 AM Thu  -0.06
Chebanse              16.0     2.41  07 AM Thu  -0.02
Iroquois              18.0     4.20  07 AM Thu  -0.05

Sugar Creek
Milford               18.0     2.82  07 AM Thu   0.07

Kankakee River
Dunns Bridge          10.0     2.39  07 AM Thu  -0.01
Kouts                 11.0     3.44  07 AM Thu   0.04
Shelby                 10.5     4.33  07 AM Thu   0.07
Momence                5.0     1.63  07 AM Thu   0.00
Wilmington             6.5     1.23  07 AM Thu  -0.08

Thorn Creek
Thornton              10.0     2.76  06 AM Thu  -0.08

Little Calumet River
Dyer                  12.0     2.07  07 AM Thu  -0.08

Munster (H            12.0     5.21  07 AM Thu  -0.02
South Holland         16.5     5.32  07 AM Thu  -0.18

Mazon River
Coal City             12.0     1.29  07 AM Thu  -0.09

Vermilion River
Pontiac               14.0     2.60  07 AM Thu  -0.07
Leonore               16.0     3.44  07 AM Thu  -0.08

Upper Illinois River
Morris                16.0     5.75  07 AM Thu  -0.40
Ottawa               463.0   459.65  06 AM Thu  -0.07
La Salle              20.0    15.19  07 AM Thu  -0.79

S Branch Kishwaukee River
De Kalb               10.0     4.50  07 AM Thu  -0.48

Kishwaukee River
Belvidere              9.0     3.69  06 AM Thu  -0.99
Perryville            12.0     8.25  06 AM Thu  -0.85

Pecatonica River
Shirland              12.0    13.12  07 AM Thu   0.02 MINOR

Rock River
Rockton               10.0     7.51  06 AM Thu  -0.08
Latham Park           9.0     7.71  06 AM Thu   -0.12
Rockford (Auburn Stree 6.0     2.96  06 AM Thu  -0.10
Byron                 13.0    10.30  07 AM Thu  -0.48
Dixon                 16.0    12.45  06 AM Thu  -0.49

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