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Fox River flooding to continue in McHenry County, National Weather Service says

Concerns of flooding across McHenry County, particularly along the Fox River, are growing as the water levels continue to rise, as shown Monday at the Algonquin dam.
Concerns of flooding across McHenry County, particularly along the Fox River, are growing as the water levels continue to rise, as shown Monday at the Algonquin dam.

McHenry County is under a hazardous weather outlook, and flooding in portions of the Fox River could continue throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms with winds at
60 mph were in the forecast Monday. A limited risk for thunderstorms is expected through Sunday. Portions of the Fox River are expected to remain in flood stage through Thursday, officials said.

Fox River at the Algonquin tailwaters neared 9.8 feet Monday afternoon. Its flood stage is 9.5 feet. The National Weather Services predicted that it will reach 10.1 feet by Tuesday, and it is expected to fall below flood stage by Friday.

The river rose to historic levels in July, when it reached 13.15 feet. The historic flooding prompted state officials to declare disaster areas in Lake, McHenry, Kane and parts of Cook counties.

– Brittany Keeperman

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