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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rock River at Latham Park are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Rockton Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Rockford (Auburn Street)
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 1

Historic Crests
(1) 14.70 ft on 03/26/1975
(2) 14.44 ft on 03/17/2019 (P)
(3) 14.30 ft on 06/18/2008
(4) 13.30 ft on 04/23/1973
(5) 13.22 ft on 10/07/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.44 ft on 03/17/2019 (P)
(2) 13.22 ft on 10/07/2018
(3) 11.48 ft on 09/09/2018
(4) 12.80 ft on 02/26/2018
(5) 12.41 ft on 07/28/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.75 ft on 07/13/2005
(2) 3.12 ft on 11/30/2013
(3) 3.15 ft on 09/20/2012
(4) 3.37 ft on 12/30/2013
(5) 3.44 ft on 08/17/2015
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21 Bauer Parkway is threatened in Machesney Park. Riverside Boulevard is threatened in Loves Park.
18.5 Ralston Road/Latham Road is threatened near the river in Machesney Park. Widespread inundation of structures and roadways reaches up to half mile from the river in Machesney Park.
17 Gleasman Road is threatened east of Old River Road north of Machesney Park. Evelyn Avenue and Forest Grove Street are threatened in Loves Park.
16 Numerous structures are threatened along Park Ridge Road in Loves Park.
15.5 Park Ridge Road is threatened in Loves Park.
14.5 Numerous residences are threatened along Queen Oaks Drive in Machesney Park.
13.5 Numerous residences are threatened along Ritter Drive, along Ventura Boulevard north of Ralston Road, and along Shore Drive south of Bauer Parkway in Machesney Park. Residences are threatened along Browns Beach Road in north Rockford. Low-lying structures are threatened along Park Ridge Road in Loves Park.
13 Ventura Boulevard is threatened north of Ralston Road in Machesney Park.
12.5 Residences threatened along Harbor Oaks Drive north of Machesney Park. Numerous residences are threatened near the river and Shore Drive. Low-lying sections of Rockford Country Club are inundated.
12 Low-lying sections of Shorewood Park are inundated in Loves Park.
11.5 Queen Oaks Drive is threatened in Machesney Park. Lower-level of elevated structures threatened along Harbor Lights Court west of Machesney Park. Ritter Drive is threatened north of Baldwin Drive in Machesney Park.
11 Low-lying sections of Harbor Oaks Drive are threatened in north Machesney Park. Low-lying residences are threatened along Queen Oaks Drive in Machesney Park. Browns Beach Road is threatened in north Rockford. Lower parking lot of Sportscore One is inundated in north Rockford.
10.5 Low-lying sections of Shore Drive are threatened between Wilson Avenue and Park Road in Machesney Park. Water overflows low-lying river banks along East Drive in Loves Park. Low-lying areas of Martin Memorial Park are inundated.
10 Property and trails near the boat ramp at Bauer Parkway are threatened. Illinois DNR considers closure of the Rock River.
9.5 Low-lying areas of Sportscore One are inundated in north Rockford.
9 Boathouses threatened along the river in Machesney Park.
8 Water overflows low-lying river banks along Baldwin Drive and North Pier Drive in Machesney Park. Winnebago County considers "no wake" order for the Rock River.
7.5 Low-lying agricultural land is inundated in north Machesney Park.
7 Water overflows low-lying river banks along Ventura Boulevard in Machesney Park.
Photos
(1) Looking upstream. Stage 3.69 ft.
(2) Looking downstream. Stage 3.69 ft.
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1.0 Rock River begins to become impassable to some boats.

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