2-Inch Weekend Rain Totals — Fox River Closed For Recreational Boating

2-Inch Weekend Rain Totals — Fox River Closed For Recreational Boating

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Oct. 7 the Fox River in Kane County has been closed for recreational boating until further notice due to high water levels.

Fox RiverAccording to the IDNR website, the closure is from the mouth of Pistakee Lake to Montgomery Dam.

With heavy rain taking place recently and more in the forecast, river levels are expected to continue rising until later this week before beginning to drop.

The National Weather Service Chicago warns that more rain is on the way, including possible heavy rain across the area tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018) into Wednesday.

Amounts up to around an inch are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. As many rivers are in flood across northern Illinois, more rainfall will cause additional rises on area rivers and streams.

SOURCE: city of Geneva news release, IDNR website, NWS Chicago

Stream Gauges on the Fox River

The U.S. Geological Service’s National Water Information System maintains a network of stream gauges in partnership with state and local agencies. From the USGS “Current Conditions for Illinois” webpage:

“Streamgages are used nationwide to predict and address drought and flood conditions by monitoring water availability. The USGS and over 850 Federal, State, and local agencies cooperatively fund the USGS streamgaging network, which consists of over 8,000 streamgages.

Streamflow in Illinois is monitored in cooperation with state, county, and other federal agencies.”

Here are links to the stream gauges on the Fox River in Kane County:

SOURCE: Friends of the Fox River

2-Day Rain Totals

The National Weather Service Chicago posted two-day rain totals as of Sunday, Oct. 7, and Elburn saw the highest totals in Kane County, with 2.02 inches.

The highest in our region was South Beloit in Winnebago County, with 3.49 inches over the 48-hour period, as measured by NWS cooperative observers and CoCoRaHS observers.

Kane County Top 10

  1. Elburn (Kane) — 2.02
  2. Batavia 2WNW (Kane) — 1.88
  3. Elburn (Kane) — 1.82
  4. Geneva 4WSW (Kane) — 1.81
  5. Batavia 1WNW (Kane) — 1.68
  6. Batavia (Kane) — 1.62
  7. Geneva 1SSW (Kane) — 1.53
  8. Sugar Grove 1ENE (Kane) — 1.45
  9. Aurora (Kane) — 1.35
  10. Aurora (Kane) — 1.27

Region

ILLINOIS                                 2-Day rainfall
  Location (County):                         Amt(inches) reports

  South Beloit 2SE (Winnebago).................3.49     (2)
  Roscoe 2ESE (Winnebago)......................3.09     (2)
  Woodstock 2WSW (McHenry).....................3.02     (2)
  Bull Valley 2WNW (McHenry)...................3.01     (2)
  Byron 3N (Ogle)..............................2.93     (2)
  Machesney Park 3ENE (Winnebago)..............2.86     (2)
  Woodstock 4SW (McHenry)......................2.64     (2)
  Somonauk 2NE (De Kalb).......................2.59     (2)
  Winthrop Harbor 1SSW (Lake)..................2.54     (2)
  Lake Villa 2WSW (Lake).......................2.53     (2)
  Wonder Lake 1WNW (McHenry)...................2.36     (2)
  Gurnee 2NE (Lake)............................2.28     (2)
  Waukegan (Lake)..............................2.21     (2)
  Sterling 4NE (Lee)...........................2.19     (2)
  Winthrop Harbor (Lake).......................2.09     (2)
  Rockford 1NW (Winnebago).....................2.05     (2)
  Lake Villa 1SSW (Lake).......................2.05     (2)
  Elburn (Kane)................................2.02     (2)
  Capron (Boone)...............................1.98     (2)
  Rockford 3NE (Winnebago).....................1.97     (2)
  Lockport 1SE (Will)..........................1.93     (2)
  Fox Lake 2SE (Lake)..........................1.93     (2)
  Earlville 3S (La Salle)......................1.92     (2)
  Winnebago 1SE (Winnebago)....................1.88     (2)
  Batavia 2WNW (Kane)..........................1.88     (2)
  Elburn (Kane)................................1.82     (2)
  Geneva 4WSW (Kane)...........................1.81     (2)
  Plainfield (Will)............................1.77     (2)
  Chatsworth (Livingston)......................1.77     (2)
  Plainfield 3ESE (Will).......................1.75     (2)
  Ashkum 5.6E (Iroquois).......................1.72     (2)
  Ashton (Lee)..................................1.7     (2)
  Plainfield 2SSE (Will).......................1.68     (2)
  Batavia 1WNW (Kane)..........................1.68     (2)
  Lemont (Cook)................................1.68     (2)
  Plainfield 5SW (Kendall).....................1.67     (2)
  Paw Paw (Lee)................................1.66     (2)
  Westmont (Du Page)...........................1.63     (2)
  Watseka 6.9WNW (Iroquois)....................1.62     (2)
  Batavia (Kane)...............................1.62     (2)
  Burr Ridge 2SW (Du Page).....................1.62     (2)
  Joliet 2n (Will).............................1.61     (2)
  Homer Glen 1ENE (Will).......................1.59     (2)
  Morris (Grundy)..............................1.59     (2)
  Brandon Road Lock & Dam (Will)...............1.58     (2)
  Pontiac 1SE (Livingston).....................1.57     (2)
  Oak Lawn 2SE (Cook)..........................1.56     (2)
  Palos Park 1SW (Cook)........................1.55     (2)
  Mendota (La Salle)...........................1.54     (2)
  Palos Park 4WNW (Cook).......................1.54     (2)
  Geneva 1SSW (Kane)...........................1.53     (2)
  La Grange Park 1SSW (Cook)...................1.53     (2)
  Midway (Cook)................................1.53     (3)
  Oswego 5SSE (Kendall)........................1.53     (2)
  Momence (Kankakee)...........................1.52     (2)
  Romeoville (Will)............................1.52     (2)
  Rockford (Winnebago).........................1.51     (2)
  Paxton (Ford)................................1.51     (2)
  Oak Park 2S (Cook)...........................1.49     (2)
  La Salle (La Salle)..........................1.47     (2)
  Buckley (Iroquois)...........................1.47     (2)
  Sugar Grove 1ENE (Kane)......................1.45     (2)
  Oak Park 1SW (Cook)..........................1.44     (2)
  Steward (Lee)................................1.43     (2)
  Romeoville (Will)............................1.43     (2)
  Joliet 3WNW (Will)...........................1.41     (2)
  Naperville 4SSW (Will).......................1.38     (2)
  Hoffman Estates 2SE (Cook)...................1.38     (2)
  Marseilles (La Salle)........................1.37     (2)
  Chicago Ridge (Cook).........................1.36     (2)
  Herscher 3E (Kankakee).......................1.35     (2)
  Minooka (Grundy).............................1.35     (2)
  Chicago 6ESE (Cook)..........................1.35     (2)
  Aurora (Kane)................................1.35     (2)
  Harwood Heights (Cook).......................1.34     (2)
  Chicago 5NE (Cook)...........................1.33     (2)
  Midlothian (Cook)............................1.33     (2)
  Chebanse (Kankakee)..........................1.32     (2)
  Willow Springs (Cook)........................1.31     (2)
  Midway Coop (Cook)...........................1.31     (2)
  Gibson 3WNW (Ford)...........................1.31     (2)
  Worth (Cook).................................1.31     (2)
  Lansing (Cook)................................1.3     (2)
  Joliet (Will)................................1.27     (2)
  West Chicago (Du Page).......................1.27     (2)
  Aurora (Kane)................................1.27     (2)
  Sugar Grove 1NE (Kane).......................1.26     (2)
  Chicago 6NNE (Cook)..........................1.26     (2)
  Schaumburg 2E (Cook).........................1.26     (2)
  Rochelle (Ogle)..............................1.25     (2)
  Alsip (Cook).................................1.24     (2)
  Oak Park 1NNE (Cook).........................1.23     (2)
  Glen Ellyn 1WSW (Du Page)....................1.21     (2)
  Elk Grove Village 2WSW (Cook)................1.21     (2)
  Arlington Heights 3SSW (Cook)................1.21     (2)
  Park Forest (Cook)............................1.2     (2)
  Ohare (Cook)..................................1.2     (2)
  Mendota (La Salle)............................1.2     (2)
  Midlothian 1SE (Cook)........................1.18     (2)
  St Anne (Kankakee)...........................1.17     (2)
  Park Forest 1SW (Cook).......................1.17     (2)
  Lake Forest 2NNE (Lake)......................1.15     (2)
  Wilmington 6NW (Will)........................1.15     (2)
  Paxton (Ford)................................1.13     (2)
  Carbon Hill 3.1N (Grundy)....................1.12     (2)
  Park Ridge (Cook)............................1.12     (2)
  Coal City 4NNW (Grundy)......................1.12     (2)
  Beecher 3SSE (Will)...........................1.1     (2)
  Yorkville 2SE (Kendall)......................1.08     (2)
  Beecher 3ENE (Will)..........................1.08     (2)
  St. Charles 6NW (Kane).......................1.08     (2)
  Morris 2SSE (Grundy).........................1.08     (2)
  Gibson 6NE (Ford)............................1.08     (2)
  Aurora 4SE (Du Page).........................1.08     (2)
  Downers Grove 0.4NNE (Du Page)...............1.08     (2)
  Genoa (De Kalb)..............................1.07     (2)
  Peru 1ENE (La Salle).........................1.07     (2)
  Aurora 4SE (Du Page).........................1.07     (2)
  Crystal Lake 1WSW (McHenry)..................1.06     (2)
  Mundelein 2WNW (Lake)........................1.06     (2)
  Montgomery 1SSE (Kendall)....................1.05     (2)
  De Kalb 1SW (De Kalb)........................1.05     (2)
  Peru (La Salle)..............................1.03     (2)
  Wheaton 2NNE (Du Page).......................1.03     (2)
  Botanic Gardens (Cook).......................1.03     (2)
  Glencoe (Cook)...............................1.01     (2)
  New Lenox 2SE (Will)..........................1.0     (2)
  Dwight (Livingston)...........................1.0     (2)
  Marseilles 5WNW (La Salle)...................0.99     (2)
  New Lenox 3E (Will)..........................0.98     (2)
  Elgin 2W (Kane)..............................0.98     (2)
  Roselle 1ESE (Du Page).......................0.98     (2)
  Kankakee (Kankakee)..........................0.97     (2)
  Park Forest 1NNE (Cook)......................0.96     (2)
  Lake Zurich (Lake)...........................0.95     (2)
  Peru 1SW (La Salle)..........................0.95     (2)
  Coal City 3N (Grundy)........................0.93     (2)
  Mundelein (Lake).............................0.92     (2)
  Homewood (Cook)..............................0.92     (2)
  Elwood 5NE (Will)............................0.91     (2)
  Lansing (Cook)...............................0.91     (2)
  Elgin 8WSW (Kane)............................0.91     (2)
  Hoffman Estates 5W (Cook).....................0.9     (2)
  Wheeling (Cook)..............................0.89     (2)
  Naperville 1NW (Du Page).....................0.89     (2)
  Palatine 1NNE (Cook).........................0.89     (2)
  Elgin (Kane).................................0.89     (2)
  Bourbonnais (Kankakee).......................0.87     (2)
  Elgin 1S (Kane)..............................0.87     (2)
  Elgin (Kane).................................0.87     (2)
  Ottawa 2N (La Salle).........................0.86     (2)
  Lincolnshire 1N (Lake).......................0.86     (2)
  Sheridan 3SSE (La Salle).....................0.83     (2)
  Dekalb (De Kalb).............................0.82     (2)
  Buffalo Grove 2N (Lake)......................0.82     (1)
  Barrington (Lake).............................0.8     (2)
  Ottawa (La Salle)............................0.78     (2)
  Algonquin 1N (McHenry).......................0.77     (2)
  Monee (Will).................................0.76     (2)
  Naperville 2ESE (Du Page)....................0.75     (2)
  Manteno 2NW (Kankakee).......................0.74     (2)
  Ottawa 1NW (La Salle)........................0.72     (2)
  Winnetka 1ESE (Cook).........................0.71     (2)
  Pontiac (Livingston).........................0.69     (2)
  Manhattan 5ENE (Will)........................0.67     (2)
  Peotone (Will)...............................0.67     (2)
  Lisle (Du Page)..............................0.66     (2)
  Manhattan (Will).............................0.65     (2)
  Manhattan 1ESE (Will)........................0.64     (2)
  Lisle 1SW (Du Page)..........................0.62     (2)
  Dwight 4NNW (Grundy).........................0.57     (2)
  Plano (Kendall)..............................0.56     (2)
  Manhattan 2SE (Will).........................0.54     (2)
  Coal City (Grundy)...........................0.53     (2)