Flooding continues along portions of the Rock and Pecatonica rivers as a result of torrential rainfall received July 22-24. Some locations within the Rock River basin received nearly 10 inches of rain during this time. The NWS would like to thank our dedicated storm spotters, cooperative observers, and CoCoRaHS observers for their rainfall and flood reports.
72 hr Rainfall ending Sunday July 25, 2010
The Pecatonica River had crested from Freeport to near Shirland. Water levels should continue a very slow fall but will remain above flood stage through the weekend.
The Rock River had crested from Rockton down to Dixon. Water levels should continue a very slow fall but will remain above flood stage through the weekend. River levels crested around 1.5 feet below levels seen in June 2008. High water levels will continue at Dixon over the weekend.
Remember, if you encounter a flooded roadway, Turn around, Don't Drown. Learn more about Flood Safety.
We appreciate any information on the recent flood events. Do you have pictures of flooding or information on what was affected by river or small stream flooding that you would be willing to share? Please send them to the NWS Chicago webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please indicate the location, date, and approximate time of any flood impacts.