This update is being released due to the recent rainfall and increased inflows forecasted from the
National Weather Service. Currently inflows are forecasted to peak on Thursday at over 4300 cubic feet
per second (Figure 1). The Fox Lake gage is predicted to crest at 4.91’ (Figure 2); the Lower River is
forecasted to peak at 4.53’ for the McHenry Tailwater gage (Figure 3), both on Monday, April 8th. Every
attempt will be made to prevent impacting structures on the Lower River; this may result in lake levels
above 5.0’ at Fox Lake. As forecasts change, all attempts will be made to keep water levels as low as
possible and prevent damage of structures through the entire system.