UPDATE: Rock River Expected to Reach Moderate Flood Stage

UPDATE: The Village of Machesney Park continues to monitor river levels and advises residents living along the Rock River in low lying areas to prepare for flooding. The Rock River in Machesney Park is now expected to crest at 12.7 feet on Friday (06/28/13 at 1:00 a.m.) due to recent and forecasted rains.

Flood stage of the river at the Latham gage on Ralston Road is 9.75 feet as of 11:00 a.m. on June 26, 2013. At the 10 foot flood stage, water affects backyards along the river and begins to fill in low-lying areas of homes along the river and cause some neighborhood roads to close.

The response plan includes coordination among the Village, Winnebago County, North Park and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Departments, and volunteers. Sandbagging operations will be available at the corner of IL 251/Harlem Road and at the Village of Machesney Park salt storage facility located just west of Target on IL 173.

For updates on Rock River levels, call the Winnebago County hotline, 815-316-8888. To access the Rock River Latham gage on-line, go to: http://1.usa.gov/15G1Aa6

For more information, contact The Village of Machesney Park at 815-877-5432.


MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- The Village of Machesney Park continues to monitor river levels and advises residents living along the Rock River in low lying areas to prepare for flooding. The Rock River in Machesney Park is now expected to crest at 11 feet on Friday (06/28/13 at 7:00 a.m.) due to recent and forecasted rains.

Flood stage of the river at the Latham gage on Ralston Road is 9.49 feet as of 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 2013. At the 10 foot flood stage, water affects backyards along the river and begins to fill in low-lying areas of Shore Drive.

The response plan includes coordination among the Village, Winnebago County, North Park and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Departments, and volunteers. Sandbagging operations will be available at the corner of IL 251/Harlem Road starting later this morning.

For updates on Rock River levels, call the Winnebago County hotline, 815-316-8888.


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