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Rivers rising but flooding not predicted

Posted by wlpo on December 31, 2010

A combination of melting snow and rain over the next day or so will have area rivers rising.

The Illinois River in La Salle is expected to rise three feet by Saturday afternoon.  The river is expected to peak at around 15 and a half feet, the flood stage is 20 feet.

The Illinois River in Henry is expected to rise about a foot today to over 16 feet.  The flood stage in Henry is 23 feet.

The National Weather Service says another concern is ice jams.

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