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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Spoon River (W-IL) at London Mills are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Seville
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.03 ft on 06/23/1974
(2) 26.18 ft on 04/19/2013
(3) 25.92 ft on 07/25/1993
(4) 25.28 ft on 05/16/2009
(5) 25.15 ft on 03/04/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.92 ft on 10/25/2021 (P)
(2) 14.59 ft on 07/18/2021 (P)
(3) 14.20 ft on 06/28/2021
(4) 19.73 ft on 05/20/2021
(5) 15.84 ft on 05/10/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 10/31/1996
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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27.7 London Mills levee overtops.
24 Illinois Route 116 is inundated.
15 Minor flooding begins to agricultural land near the river.
(1) Looking Downstream (Stage: 3.84 ft)
(2) Looking Upstream (Stage: 3.84 ft)
(3) Wire Weight Gage

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