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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Iroquois River near Chebanse are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Iroquois Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.68 ft on 03/07/1979
(2) 20.60 ft on 02/23/2018
(3) 20.14 ft on 01/11/2008
(4) 19.68 ft on 05/20/1943
(5) 19.60 ft on 01/01/1913
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.70 ft on 05/03/2019
(2) 20.60 ft on 02/23/2018
(3) 18.70 ft on 12/31/2015
(4) 18.79 ft on 07/14/2015
(5) 17.13 ft on 06/23/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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22 Structures threatened in Sugar Island subdivision east of Chebanse.
21.5 County road 7750S/Bridge Road threatened in Sugar Island subdivision east of Chebanse.
20 Jeffer's Park totally innundated by flood waters.Homes near the confluence of Iroquois and Kankakee Rivers flooded.
18.5 Evacuations begin in Watseka.
17.5 County roads 4000S, 174S, 2000E, and River Road threatened south of Aroma Park.
16 Agricultural land and some outbuildings near the river begin to be affected by floodwaters.
13.5 County road 174S threatened near county road 5000S northeast of Chebanse.
12.5 Water begins to overflow lowest banks of the river.
(1) Looking downstream 10/14/2010. Gage height 2.26 ft.
(2) Looking upstream 10/14/2010. Gage height 2.26 ft.

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