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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. Numerous structures and roads are inundated in northwest sections of De Motte.
15 Widespread inundation of the floodplain reaches up to 4 miles from the river.
14 IN-49 threatened south of the river. US-231 threatened north of the river. Widespread inundation of the floodplain reaches up to 3 miles from the river.
13.5 Structures threatened along 500 East Road near the river in Dunns Bridge. Residences threatened along 125 West Road/Baums Bridge Road near the river.
13 Structures threatened along 625 West Road and 700 West Road near the river. Structures threatened near 400 West Road and 250 West Road and the river. A few structures threatened northwest of De Motte.
12.5 125 West Road/Baums Bridge Road threatened near the river.
12 Structures threatened near IN-49 and the river. Backwater on a drainage canal threatens 1200 South Road east of IN-49.
10 Low-lying agricultural land is inundated near the river.
9 Water overflows low-lying banks along 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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