Fox River Flood Warning Returns as River Overflows Banks—Again

Days after the Flood of 2013, the National Weather Service has a Flood Warning in place as the Fox River flows over its banks.

Relentless spring rains have returned, the Fox River again is overflowing its banks, basements are refilling with water and a Flood Warning is back in place as the Flood of 2013 threw its second wave at Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles residents Tuesday, April 23.

Additional rainfall of between 0.5 and 0.75 inches is expected across Northeast Illinois this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service-Chicago.

The NWS-C warns of flooding of the DesPlaines River as well as the Fox River at the Algonquin Tailwater, in Montgomery and in Dayton—although flooding continues at many points along the Fox River.

"Rainfall amounts in excess of 0.75 of an inch or intense rain in a short amount of time could result in renewed rises," the Flood Warning states. "If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route."

The forecast for Wednesday and Thursday is mostly clear, but there is a chance of showers or snow showers Wednesday night.


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Metamict State April 24, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Can anyone provide an update on the Mill Race Inn after all of the rain the past week? I know it used to flood, but I can only imagine that the recent rain has caused even bigger problems for a property that isn't occupied.
ABT1820 April 25, 2013 at 01:53 PM
That building needs to be knocked down. I saw the pictures of this flood and the gazebo was completely underwater along with most of the lower level. It has been flooded many times. One of the most recent, a few years ago, consisted of the Mill Grill and Duck Inn being closed down after. I can only imagine the mold and rot in that place. Unfortunately, it wasn't taken care of properly. I agree it's a historic Geneva Landmark, but at what cost? I do believe it's time to knock the whole corner down and start fresh. I cannot imagine the renovation costs for the exsisting building(s). I would really like to see something new and fresh in the area. Not a dilapidated old rotting building.


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