• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Hike the Canal on May 21, 2023, from Bridge 45 to Lock 33

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The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly ‘Hike the Canal’ outing on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from Bridge 47 to Lock 33 (Guard Lock) on the Feeder Canal.  This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.9 miles in length and it has been named the “Indigo Bunting”.  They will meet at Bridge 45 access at 1:30 PM and follow the leader to Lock 33 and then shuttled to Bridge 47 to begin the hike. Bridge 45 is located on Route 40 across from the Days Inn in Rock Falls.  The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs. You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org or call 815-664-2403 or visit website at: www.friends-hennepin-canal.org .
Next hike: June 11, 2023
Hike route: Bridge 41 to Lock 29 Length: 3.7 miles Meet at: Lock 29 (Colona)
Hike name: Woodchuck

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