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Flood warning issued along Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on August 27, 2016

Heavy rains of 1 to 2 inches early Saturday morning has necessitated a Flood Warning along the Illinois River in LaSalle and Ottawa. The National Weather Service said that shortly after 2pm. , the level at Ottawa was 460.8 feet. The river is expected to go above the 463 foot flood stage by Sunday afternoon and fall below flood stage by late Monday morning.

Minor flooding is forecast there and at LaSalle where flood stage is 20 feet. At 1:45pm Saturday, the level was 18.8 feet. The National Weather Service expects it to go above flood stage Sunday morning and fall below flood stage by Wednesday evening.

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