River Levels Going Back Up After Recent Heavy Rains

River Levels Going Back Up After Recent Heavy Rains

Just when you thought things were getting better, Mother Nature throws a bucket of water on the whole thing.

Throughout Tuesday strong storms swamped the Sauk Valley and farther north.  According to Lee County Emergency Management Director Kevin Lalley the level of the Rock River had gone below action stage of 13.5 feet.

This all changed after the recent day of heavy rains and now it is expected to reach over 14 feet.  Lalley said once again all the heaviest rain came from up north and it will make its way down here.

Lalley said people should still keep a close eye on things. He said the water will not hit flood stage, but, it could still cause problems.

The levels are not the main thing he is concerned with.  Lalley said it is the current and the debris which bothers him the most.

The Rock River through Ogle and Lee Counties are on a No Wake Ordinance. Lalley said he could not speak for these county sheriff’s, but, he expects the No Wake Ordinance will stay right where it is.