Illinois Weather Trivia for April 23rd
- Due to excessive rainfall and snow melt from earlier in the month, record flooding was in progress along the Illinois River. Peoria set its all-time highest river stage of 29.35 feet on this date. Records were set upstream at Henry (32.81 feet) the previous day, and downstream at Havana (27.78 feet) and Beardstown (29.80 feet) on the 25th. The previous flood of record for most of these locations occurred in May 1943.
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