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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
936 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG THE EAST END OF THE SANGAMON
RIVER THIS WEEKEND...

Rainfall of 1/2 to 1.5 inches occurred along portions of the eastern
Sangamon River basin Thursday afternoon and night. This has resulted
in significant rises at Fisher, and this elevated water is moving
downstream toward Monticello. Minor flooding may develop near
Monticello this weekend as a result.

The following river information is based on observed precipitation
and soil conditions, and future predicted rainfall. Once there is
more certainty about the river forecasts, a flood warning or statement
will be issued if the threat materializes.

For the Sangamon River at Monticello...the latest stage is 12.2 feet
at 8 PM Friday. Flood stage is 13.0 feet. Minor flooding is
forecast...with a crest of 13.1 feet early Sunday morning...which is
0.1 feet above flood stage. The river should rise above the flood
stage of 13.0 feet tomorrow evening. The river should fall below
flood stage Sunday evening. At 13.0 feet...Flooding of agricultural
areas begins.

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                  Fld  Observed         Forecast 6AM
Location          Stg  Stg  Day Time    Sat    Sun    Mon

Sangamon River
 Monticello        13  12.2 Fri 8 PM    12.5   13.1   12.9



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