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Flood Warning issued for rising Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on March 11, 2015

There’s a downside to all this snow melting. It’s making area rivers rise.

A Flood Warning is in effect for the Illinois River through La Salle and Peru. The river is up to 19 feet as of noon Wednesday and is expected to go over the 20 foot flood stage by Thursday morning. It’s supposed to fall back below flood stage Friday morning.

The Illinois River at Ottawa is also rising but is expected to crest about a foot below flood stage.

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