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Stratton Operations Update 

Fox River Status Update

 

January 2, 2015

 

With the low temperatures for the past 5 days, 60 degree freezing days have accumulated.   Therefore,  there is a potential for ice creation and jamming.   Flows at Algonquin Dam today are 839 cfs.     The potential for flooding from an ice jam is low as flows are below 1100 cfs required for flooding of Richardson Subdivision during an ice jam .

 

Please continue to monitor conditions on the Fox River for ice jams.  The National Weather Service is forecasting single digit temperatures  Sunday  night and Monday.  

 

 

Rita M. Lee, P.E., CFM

IDNR Office of Water Resources

1 Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL 62702

217.524.2387