Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
FGUS73 KILX 191702
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1102 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017
...MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER NEAR BEARDSTOWN
BY LATE WEEKEND...
Heavy rain that fell upstream earlier this week has resulted in
rises on the Illinois River. Minor flooding is expected to develop
along the river near Havana as early as Friday evening, and some
flooding may develop downstream near Beardstown by late weekend.
The following river information is based on future predicted
rainfall. The exact amount, intensity, timing, and location of the
rain that will occur is still uncertain. These outlook stages are
provided to show what may be expected if the forecast precipitation
occurs. Once there is more certainty about the river forecasts, a
flood warning or statement will be issued if the threat materializes.
If you have interests in this area, listen for later updates.
For the Illinois River at Beardstown, the latest stage is 11.8 feet
at 11 AM Thursday. Flood stage is 14 feet. Minor flooding is
forecast, with a crest of 14.4 feet Tuesday evening. The river should
rise above flood stage late Sunday night. At 14.4 feet, seepage problems
begin in the Coal Creek Drainage and Levee District.
Fld Observed Forecast 6AM
Location Stg Stg Day Time Fri Sat Sun
Beardstown 14 11.8 Thu 11 AM 12.4 13.0 13.6