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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Illinois River near Havana are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Beardstown
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.78 ft on 04/25/2013
(2) 27.24 ft on 07/01/2015
(3) 27.10 ft on 05/26/1943
(4) 26.80 ft on 01/04/2016
(5) 26.73 ft on 06/03/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.08 ft on 05/12/2022 (P)
(2) 17.87 ft on 04/10/2022 (P)
(3) 16.98 ft on 02/28/2022 (P)
(4) 17.56 ft on 11/03/2021 (P)
(5) 18.27 ft on 07/06/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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30.1 Liverpool Levee overtops.
27 Thompson Lake Levee is overtopped. The Duncan Mills levee overtops...flooding agricultural land.
26 Big Lake Levee is overtopped. Water reaches the low steel on the US 136 bridge over Lacy Ditch...just west of Havana.
25.6 Globe (Crabtree) Levee is overtopped.
25 Water reaches the low steel on the IL 78/97 bridges over Lacy Ditch and the Spoon River...just north of the wye with US 136.
22 Riverfront Park in Havana is inundated.
19.5 Access road to Anderson Lake north campground closed.
14 Minor flooding begins to agricultural areas not protected by levees.
(1) Looking Downstream (Stage: 12.86 ft)
(2) Looking Upstream (Stage: 12.86 ft)
(3) Gauge House

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