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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kankakee River at Dunns Bridge are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): 1.5

Historic Crests
(1) 13.65 ft on 02/26/2018
(2) 13.38 ft on 03/20/1982
(3) 13.20 ft on 10/22/1954
(4) 13.18 ft on 03/04/1985
(5) 13.14 ft on 03/14/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.02 ft on 01/17/2020
(2) 11.49 ft on 05/06/2019
(3) 13.65 ft on 02/26/2018
(4) 10.18 ft on 04/10/2017
(5) 11.87 ft on 06/21/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.03 ft on 07/18/2012
(2) 1.70 ft on 08/12/2016
(3) 1.89 ft on 09/11/2013
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16 Schahfer Generation Station property is threatened.
14 Widespread inundation of the floodplain reaches up to 2 miles from the river.
13.5 Structures threatened near the river and County Road 500 in Dunns Bridge.
12 Secondary roads near the river flood.
10 Flooding begins of low lying agricultural areas near the river.
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0.5 River nears zero flow.
1.5 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).

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