The following is the Fox River Status update for May 19, 2020:

  • The Fox River near New Munster has crested and is currently at a stage of 12.91 ft.
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting that the Fox River at Algonquin Tailwater would crest at a stage of 11.30 ft on May 21 with a flow of 5590 cfs.
  • Based on today‚Äôs river forecast from the NWS, our estimates still indicate that the Fox Lake would crest near 6 ft and the Stratton Dam Tailwater would crest near 6.2 ft on Thursday.
  • All gates are completely opened at the Stratton and Algonquin dams.

Thanks.

Munib Ahmad, P.E.

Engineering Studies Section

IDNR Office of Water Resources

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL 62702

217/782-4819

Munib.M.Ahmad@illinois.gov