Winnebago County Sheriff

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Flood Information

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The Winnebago County Sheriffs Department constantly monitors the Rock River water gauges. As we all learned by scientific data provided by the National Weather Service the Foredam Dam is not a flood control dam.  The 7.2 foot water level at the Latham Park gauge mentioned in the ComEd document is a guideline level. The river level at the Foredam dam also has to be considered so damage is not caused to the dam. 


The River is Open


      Please use this link for more information on the flooding: PIOWINNCO

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Flood Video Machesney Park
Flood Video Roscoe
Flood Video Machesney Park 2

 Current River Levels:

Pecatonica at Shirland
Rock River at Rockton
Rock River at Latham
Rock River at Rockford
Kishwaukee River at Perryville

Current Conditions:
For current river conditions, and any further updates, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (815) 319-6300, or the Rock River information telephone line at (815) 319-6444. Visit this NOAA website for current river levels.

Informational Downloads

After the Flood (PDF)
Returning Home Checklist (PDF)
Returning Home Checklist-Spanish (PDF)
Repairing a Flooded Home (PDF)
Repairing a Flooded Home-Spanish (PDF)
Home Repair - Your Rights (PDF)
Consumer Fraud (PDF)
Flood FAQ Sheet (PDF)

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