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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
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 2

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) 19.02 ft on 02/13/1959
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.93 ft on 05/19/2020
(2) 15.70 ft on 05/03/2019
(3) 20.60 ft on 02/23/2018
(4) 18.70 ft on 12/31/2015
(5) 18.79 ft on 07/14/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.08 ft on 09/27/1999
(2) 2.09 ft on 08/10/2012
(3) 2.10 ft on 09/04/2000
(4) 2.15 ft on 09/08/2005
(5) 2.21 ft on 10/18/1995
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23 Water nears the top of the levees at Watseka wastewater facility.
22 Structures threatened at Sugar Island east of Chebanse.
21.5 Widespread inundation of hundreds of residential and commercial structures in Watseka. 7750S Road and Bridge Road threatened at Sugar Island east of Chebanse.
20 Widespread inundation of roadways and structures reaches multiple blocks from the river in Watseka. Residential structures threatened near the confluence of the Iroquois and Kankakee Rivers.
18 Multiple structures threatened in Watseka.
17.5 4000S Road, 174S Road, 2000E Road, and River Road threatened south of Aroma Park.
16 Agricultural land along the river is inundated.
13.5 174S Road threatened near 5000S Road northeast of Chebanse.
12.5 Water overflows low-lying banks near Watseka and Chebanse.
(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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2.0 River nears zero flow.

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