Flood Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service St Louis MO
1131 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...The flood warning continues for the following river in
Illinois...

  Illinois River at

    La Grange LD

    Meredosia

    Valley City

    Hardin

.This Flood Warning is a result of up to 3 inches of rainfall the past
72 hours and up to three tenths of an inch forecast in the next 24 hours...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

The National Weather Service will monitor
this developing situation and issue follow up statements as
conditions or forecasts change.

Safety message:  Never drive cars, trucks, or sport utility vehicles
through flooded areas.  The water may be too deep to allow for safe
passage.

This product, along with additional weather and stream information,
is available at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lsx.

&&

ILC009-231731-
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/NLGI2.2.ER.180225T0936Z.180301T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1131 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Illinois River at La Grange LD
* from late Saturday night until further notice.
* At 10:00 AM Thursday the stage was 16.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 23.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by Sunday morning
  and continue to rise to near 28.1 feet by Thursday morning.
  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact:  At 28.8 feet...County Road 500N south of La Grange is
  closed due to flooding.
* Impact:  At 24.0 feet...Extensive wetland acreage south of La Grange
  begins flooding.
* Impact:  At 23.0 feet...Adjacent farmland and wetlands begins
  flooding.  Island Road across the river in western Cass County
  begins flooding.
* Impact:  At 20.5 feet...The lock wall is completely overtopped.



&&
                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27

Illinois River
  La Grange LD    23.0   16.85      18.7   20.9   23.2   25.0   26.5


&&


LAT...LON 3999 9058 3999 9046 3988 9051 3988 9063




$$

ILC137-149-231730-
/O.EXT.KLSX.FL.W.0005.180225T1700Z-000000T0000Z/
/MROI2.1.ER.180225T1700Z.180301T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1131 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Illinois River at Meredosia
* from Sunday morning until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Thursday the stage was 10.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by late Sunday
  morning and continue to rise to near 21.9 feet by Thursday morning.
  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact:  At 23.0 feet...Flood fighting activities begin at Big Swan
  Lake and Dam.
* Impact:  At 22.4 feet...Meredosia Lake Road overtopped.
* Impact:  At 22.2 feet...Low roads in Florence overtopped.
* Impact:  At 22.0 feet...Cargill Company in Florence begins flood
  fighting activities.  Also, unloading operations are shut down at
  the Ameren power plant.
* Impact:  At 21.0 feet...Chambers Road south of Naples floods at
  Mauvaise Terre Creek near this level.
* Impact:  At 20.0 feet...Beach Road just north of Shady Acres floods
  near this height.
* Impact:  At 18.0 feet...City of Meredosia plugs storm sewer outlets.
* Impact:  At 17.4 feet...Meredosia boat dock floods.
* Impact:  At 13.0 feet...Sunset Beach Road begins flooding about two
  miles north of Meredosia near this level.

&&
                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27

Illinois River
  Meredosia       17.0   10.85      12.4   14.4   16.5   18.4   20.0


&&


LAT...LON 3988 9063 3988 9051 3977 9053 3977 9067




$$

ILC149-171-231730-
/O.EXT.KLSX.FL.W.0006.180225T1312Z-000000T0000Z/
/VALI2.1.ER.180225T1312Z.180301T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1131 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Illinois River at Valley City
* from Sunday morning until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Thursday the stage was 9.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by Sunday morning
  and continue to rise to near 19.6 feet by Thursday morning.
  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact:  At 14.0 feet...The road to Norbut Fish and Wildlife area is
  flooded.

&&
                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27

Illinois River
  Valley City     14.0    9.28      10.2   11.9   13.9   15.8   17.5


&&


LAT...LON 3977 9067 3977 9053 3952 9052 3952 9064




$$

ILC013-061-083-231730-
/O.EXT.KLSX.FL.W.0007.180227T0800Z-000000T0000Z/
/HARI2.1.ER.180227T0800Z.180301T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1131 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Illinois River at Hardin
* from late Monday night until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Thursday the stage was 21.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by early Tuesday
  morning and continue to rise to near 26.5 feet by Thursday morning.
  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact:  At 27.0 feet...The River Road in Bedford becomes flooded.
* Impact:  At 25.0 feet...Flood Stage.  Lowland flooding of
  unprotected agricultural land begins.


&&
                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27

Illinois River
  Hardin          25.0   21.32      21.8   22.6   23.3   24.2   25.2


&&


LAT...LON 3952 9064 3952 9052 3898 9048 3891 9054
      3903 9062



$$




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