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Heavy Rain Leads To Flooding

Posted by wlpo on May 26, 2011

The Illinois River is on the rise again.  Flood warnings are in effect for the Illinois River at both La Salle and Ottawa.

In La Salle, the river is at 19.5 feet, just below the 20 foot flood stage.  The stream is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and peak at near 23 feet on Saturday before receding.

In Ottawa, the Illinois is at 461.4 feet, a foot and a half below flood stage.  The river is expected to climb to a half foot above flood stage Friday night before falling.

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