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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 Henry are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near La Salle Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 31
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.94 ft on 04/22/2013
(2) 32.67 ft on 03/22/1979
(3) 32.20 ft on 05/23/1943
(4) 32.02 ft on 03/07/1985
(5) 31.62 ft on 05/21/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.18 ft on 07/03/2021 (P)
(2) 31.62 ft on 05/21/2020 (P)
(3) 25.25 ft on 05/03/2020 (P)
(4) 22.57 ft on 01/18/2020 (P)
(5) 24.10 ft on 11/03/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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32.5 Illinois Route 18 in Marshall County is closed. Parts of Illinois Route 17 between Sparland and Lacon are closed.
32 Water begins flooding parts of Illinois Route 18 between Henry and Illinois Route 26. Parts of Illinois Route 17 begin to flood.
30.5 The Marina building, Waterworks Park, and grain loading facility in Henry are flooded.
29.6 A few homes begin to flood in Henry.
28.5 Hennepin levee overtopped.
28 Flooding begins to affect buildings east of Illinois Route 29 in Sparland.
23 Water begins to affect the marina in Henry along with minor flooding of land adjacent to the river.
Photos
(1) Looking Downstream (Stage: 15.45 ft)
(2) Looking Upstream (Stage: 15.45 ft)
(3) Gauge House

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