Central/Southeast Illinois River Flooding

Central/Southeast Illinois River Flooding

The showers and thunderstorms that moved across portions of Illinois on Wednesday (May 13th) as well as Friday (May 15th)  caused river flooding across portions of central and southeast Illinois. The most significant flooding was seen along the Spoon and Illinois Rivers. Look below for crest information for all river locations that were in flood.

Rainfall totals from both precipitation events ranged from 3 to 5 inches in many areas. Precipitation maps and totals are also available below.

 River flooding is occurring at the following locations...

Illinois River

Illinois River

Illinois River

Henry

Peoria

Havana

 Crested at:

 Crested at:

 Crested at:

28.87 ft on 5/18/2009

25.49 ft on 5/19/2009

 25.24 ft on 5/22/09

 

 

 

     

Illinois River

Spoon River

Spoon River

Beardstown

London Mills

Seville

 Crested at:

Crested at:

Crested at: 

 27.36 ft on 5/22/09

25.28 ft on 05/16/2009

30.84 ft on 05/17/2009

 

 

 

     

Sangamon River

Sangamon River

Vermilion River

Oakford

Chandlerville

Danville

Crested at:

Crested at:

Crested at:

471.90 ft on 5/19/2009

458.87 ft on 5/19/2009

21.54 ft on 5/17/2009

 

 

 

     

Embarras River 

Sangamon River

Little Wabash

Lawrenceville

Monticello

Clay City

Crested at:

Crested at:

Crested at:

35.04 ft on 5/18/2009

15.44 ft on 5/16/2009

21.38 ft on 5/16/2009


 Rainfall amounts from Wednesday (5/13) and Friday (5/15)

 

24 Hr rainfall ending 7am

24 Hr rainfall ending 7am

24 Hr rainfall ending 7am

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Thursday May 14, 2009

Saturday May 16, 2009

 

Preliminary 24 hour rainfall from Coop Observers ending at 7am: 

Note: "****" denotes missing data.

Location

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

4 day total

Altona

0.49

0.68

0.11

2.48

3.76

Arthur

0.10

2.48

T

1.13

3.71

Athens 2N

0.24

0.83

0.09

2.26

3.42

Athens 2SW

0.10

1.03

T

1.40

2.53

Avon 5NE

0.39

1.19

****

4.41

****

Beardstown

0.12

1.25

0.00

1.98

3.35

Beecher City

0.15

1.05

T

0.88

2.08

Bloomington 5W

0.93

1.61

0.00

1.19

3.73

Bloomington WW

1.17

1.16

0.00

0.94

3.27

Bradford 3SSE

0.63

1.10

0.22

2.41

4.36

Buffalo

0.22

2.59

****

1.59

****

Camp Grove 2SW

0.70

1.77

0.21

2.45

5.13

Casey

0.08

1.74

0.00

****

****

Chillicothe

0.34

0.85

****

2.35

****

Cisco

0.36

1.71

0.00

1.07

3.14

Claremont 6N

0.06

1.95

0.00

1.18

3.19

Clay City 6SSE

0.13

2.20

****

1.27

****

Clinton 1 SSW

0.32

0.94

****

1.82

****

Congerville 2NW

0.56

1.67

0.00

1.13

3.36

Dahinda 1NE

0.69

1.54

0.18

3.32

5.73

Danville 

0.29

1.72

0.00

****

****

Effingham 3SW

0.05

1.45

0.00

1.01

2.51

Effingham

0.05

1.92

****

0.94

****

Eureka

0.77

1.97

0.05

1.20

3.99

Farmer City 3W

0.29

1.80

0.00

1.14

3.23

Fisher

0.30

1.80

0.00

1.47

3.57

Trimble 1E

1.82

1.17

T

0.70

3.69

Flora

0.08

2.40

0.00

****

****

Galesburg

0.47

1.84

0.22

3.62

6.15

Germantown Hills

0.42

1.01

0.00

1.74

3.17

Havana

0.37

1.37

0.01

3.50

5.25

Hidalgo 3SW

1.06

1.10

0.00

****

****

Hutsonville

T

2.51

0.00

0.92

3.43

Jacksonville 2

0.05

1.72

0.00

0.78

2.55

Jacksonville 2E

0.07

1.70

****

****

1.77

Kincaid 3W

0.19

2.29

0.00

0.96

3.44

Knoxville

0.70

1.11

0.19

3.72

5.72

Lake Springfield

0.20

1.50

0.00

0.97

2.67

Lawrenceville

T

2.21

0.00

1.07

3.28

Lewistown

0.45

1.20

****

3.15

****

Lexington

0.80

1.10

****

****

****

Louisville

0.21

3.11

0.00

****

****

Lovington

0.11

3.05

0.00

1.02

4.18

Mackinaw 1N

0.51

1.68

0.03

1.37

3.59

Marietta

0.71

0.65

0.53

2.42

4.31

Mattoon

0.23

1.87

0.00

0.89

2.99

Minonk

0.80

1.60

0.01

1.50

3.91

Monticello

1.03

1.92

0.02

****

****

Moonshine

0.04

2.70

0.00

0.88

3.62

Morrisonville

1.60

1.93

0.00

****

****

Morton

0.48

2.15

0.02

1.36

4.01

Mt Pulaski

0.10

1.02

0.00

2.89

4.01

Moweaqua 2S

0.04

2.27

0.00

0.92

3.23

Neoga

0.15

1.50

0.00

0.76

2.41

Neoga 4NW

0.12

1.60

0.00

****

****

Normal 4NE

0.31

2.00

0.00

0.82

3.13

Ogden

0.25

1.91

0.00

1.49

3.65

Palestine

0.81

1.87

0.00

0.58

3.26

Paris

0.04

1.95

0.00

1.61

3.60

Peoria 2NE

0.81

1.11

0.02

2.07

4.01

Peoria 5NW

0.69

0.45

0.14

2.26

3.54

Prairie City 2S

0.27

0.71

0.05

3.32

4.35

Princeville 2W

0.54

1.36

T

2.32

4.22

Rankin

0.17

1.85

T

1.38

3.40

Roanoke

0.45

1.85

T

1.40

3.70

Robinson

0.03

2.60

0.00

0.87

3.50

Saybrook 2N

0.50

1.80

0.00

1.44

3.74

Shelbyville Dam

0.31

1.16

0.00

1.00

2.47

Sherman 1ESE

0.09

2.52

0.00

1.45

4.06

Sidell 5NW

0.30

1.95

0.00

1.07

3.32

Springfield

0.14

2.15

0.01

0.79

3.09

Stanford 2S

1.00

0.81

0.01

1.97

3.79

St David

0.67

1.83

0.12

3.53

6.15

Ste Marie

****

2.68

0.00

1.07

****

Sullivan

0.06

3.09

0.00

****

****

Taylorville 2SW

0.84

1.49

T

1.04

3.37

Toulon

0.50

0.91

0.28

2.37

4.06

Tuscola

0.25

2.72

0.00

0.93

3.90

Urbana

0.99

1.44

T

1.14

3.57

Virginia

0.06

0.97

T

2.03

3.06

Winchester

0.08

1.97

0.00

1.23

3.28

 


 

 Below are some flood pictures of the Spoon River in Fulton County...taken by Chris Helle - Fulton Co. ESDA. These were taken on 5/19 during an aerial survey with the Illinois State Police.

 

 


 

Below are some pictures of Kickapoo Creek flooding in Logan County on 5/17 (Pilots Marvin Schumaker, Jan Youngquist & Curt Fox).

   
 


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