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Fox River Status Update


November 18, 2014

With the low temperatures last night, 60 degree freezing days have accumulated over the last week. Therefore,  there is a potential for ice creation and jamming. Flows at Algonquin Dam today are 868 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  Thursday night. The forecast for Saturday has high temperatures in the 40’s. These above freezing temperatures will eliminate the ice generation on the Fox River.


Rita M. Lee, P.E., CFM

IDNR Office of Water Resources

1 Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL 62702