The Flood Advisory continues for the Kankakee River near Wilmington * until Tuesday morning. * At 745 PM Saturday the stage was 6.3 feet. * Action stage is 5.0 feet. * Flood stage is 6.5 feet. * Forecast...the river has been elevated due to ice moving down the Kankakee from Indiana with a jam right at the gauge. A large channel has opened up in the jam...so the ice should move through and allow the river to continue to fall. Ice jams can result in rapid rises in water levels with little or no warning. * Impact...ice jam flooding can be very localized and not affect all locations along the river. Residents in low lying flood prone areas should remain alert for possible flooding due to ice jams.
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