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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 Momence 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: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 6.5
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.51 ft on 03/06/1979
(2) 9.09 ft on 01/25/1930
(3) 8.90 ft on 01/04/1919
(4) 8.90 ft on 01/04/1928
(5) 8.82 ft on 02/24/1959
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.25 ft on 05/02/2019
(2) 7.19 ft on 02/21/2018 (P)
(3) 5.19 ft on 04/06/2017
(4) 7.09 ft on 06/27/2015 (P)
(5) 4.78 ft on 12/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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11 Widespread inundation of roadways and structures up to 2 blocks from the river in Momence.
10.5 Numerous structures threatened north of the river, south of the river, and on Momence Island in Momence. IL-17/Dixie Highway threatened south of the river in Momence.
10 IL-17 threatened near the river in Sun River Terrace.
8 Residences threatened along Shadow Lawn Lane in the Shadow Lawn subdivision upstream of Momence.
7 Low-lying structures threatened north of the river in Momence. Residences threatened in the River Isle subdivision upstream of Momence. Residences threatened along Blackhawk Trail upstream of Momence. Widespread inundation of the floodplain reaches up to 2 miles from the river.
6.5 Residences along Serpentine Drive are threatened in the Garden of Eden subdivision upstream of Momence. Residences along Riverside Drive are threatened in the Illiana subdivision upstream of Momence. County road 15500E/3500N threatened north of the river. River North Road and River South Road threatened west of Momence.
6 Flooding affects the campgrounds located 3 miles downstream of state line.
5.5 Low-lying areas of Island Park inundated in Momence. River Isle Road threatened east of Momence. Eagle Island Road threatened near Sun River Terrace.
5 Some flooding begins to the lowest areas along the river.
4 Lowland flooding begins in River Isle subdivision approximately 4 miles upstream from Momence.
(1) Looking downstream from gage. Stage 2.12 ft.
(2) Looking upstream from gage. Stage 2.12 ft.
(3) Looking cross channel at left bank from gage. Stage 2.12 ft.

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