Illinois River at Ottawa (OTWI2)
This page provides access to observed and forecast river conditions in RSS/XML
feeds/format. Comments and feedback
are welcome. A Product Description Document
is also available.
To subscribe to one of our RSS feeds below, copy the URL (web address) of the content you are interested in and insert this to your newsreader (RSS reader) or aggregator (usually as an "add feed" option).
Return to RSS Home
RSS is an XML based document format for syndicating news and other timely news-like information. It provides headlines, URLs to the source document and brief description information in an easy to understand and use format. RSS based "News Readers" and "News Aggregators" allow the display of RSS headlines on workstation desktops. Software libraries exist to read the RSS format and present RSS headlines on webpages and other online applications.
These NWS supplied RSS documents use the RSS 2.0 format. Each RSS item links to the html/web documents described above. Additional technical information is available from the following non-US Government website:
RSS 2.0 Specification
A non-US Government maintained list of RSS readers, aggregators and related software:
Google Chrome does not natively provide RSS formatting or subscription functionality. In order to subscribe or view formatted RSS feeds in Google Chrome,
the developers have published an extension to provide this functionality. From the Chrome Web Store,
install the RSS Subscription Extension (by Google).