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Illinois River On The Rise

Posted by wlpo on March 11, 2013

Steady rain and melting snow has area rivers on the rise.

Flood warnings are in effect for the Illinois River at La Salle and Ottawa.  In La Salle, the river right now is at 22 feet, two feet above flood stage.  The river is expected to crest three feet above flood stage tomorrow afternoon before falling.

In Ottawa, the Illinois is just over its flood stage right now.  The stream in Ottawa is expected to peak about a half foot above flood stage tomorrow morning before receding.

No major flooding is expected.

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