May Brings High Water … Again

When northern Illinois received nearly 8 inches of rain in four days, guess where all the water went? The Illinois river crested on Tuesday, May 19, within a foot of the all-time high water mark, as recorded on the Ottawa gauge. The river rose swiftly, to about 13 feet above its normal level.

Gas pump was moved to higher ground for safe keeping.

Aerial footage of Rt. 178, looking south toward Utica. Dee Bennett Road is completely submerged.
Road to the point. 5/20/2020.
Parking lot. Wednesday morning. 5/20/2020.
B Dock
Launch ramp area.

Photos: Todd Conroy, Bill Parrott