Flood Warnings Along Area Rivers

Flood Warnings are in effect for nearly all of the local river gauge sites in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Thanks to heavy rainfall and flash flooding over the past 48 to 72 hours, moderate flooding is forecast for the larger river basins through this weekend. River crests are expected Friday into Saturday.  The Rock River near Rockton, Roscoe, Machesney Park, and Byron is expected to see moderate flooding.  The Pecatonica River near Freeport will see moderate flooding as well.  Minor flooding is expected along the Kishwaukee River near Belvidere and in southern Winnebago County.  The Sugar River near Brodhead, the Pecatonica River near Shirland & Winslow, and the Rock River near Dixon will all experience minor flooding as well.

As of Wednesday night, Turtle Creek near Beloit was in major flood stage. That creek was over 13 feet, a new record crest.

Sandbags are available in three locations throughout Winnebago County:

  • Harlem-Roscoe Fire Station #1 at 10544 Main Street in Roscoe
  • Michalsen Office Furniture at 8010 North 2nd Street (IL-251) in Machesney Park
  • New Milford Fire Station at 2177 Will James Road in New Milford

For the latest river gauge levels, click HERE.

-Joe

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This post was written by qni_it on June 26, 2013

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