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5 Extremes of April 2013

Chris Dolce
Published: April 25, 2013

Record River Flooding

Hardin, Ill.

Hardin, Ill.

Hardin, Ill., public works employee Bob Patton wades through Illinois River floodwaters Tuesday April 23, 2013, to close the gates to the city's sewer plant. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

  • Hardin, Ill.
  • Dutchtown, Mo.
  • Spring Bay, Ill.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Peoria, Ill.
  • Barstow, Ill.
  • Barstow, Ill.
  • Grafton, Ill.
  • Moline, Ill.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Louisiana, Mo.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Chillicothe, Ill.
  • Chillicothe, Ill.
  • West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Utica, Ill.
  • Utica, Ill.
  • Peru, Ill.
  • Marseilles, Ill.
  • London Mills, Ill.
  • Ottawa, Ill.
  • Quincy, Ill.
  • Quincy, Ill.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Burlington, Iowa
  • New Lenox, Ill.
  • Zionsville, Ind.
  • Zionsville, Ind.
  • Zionsville, Ind.
  • New Lenox, Ill.
  • Edgerton, Wis.
  • Edgerton, Wis.
  • Newville, Wis.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Cedar Creek Township, Mich.
  • Peoria, Ill.
  • Roanoke, Ill.
  • Geneseo, Ill.
  • Plainfield, Ill.
  • Burlington, Iowa
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Clarksville, Mo.
  • Battle Ground, Ind.
  • Lisle, Ill.
  • Lisle, Ill.
  • West Peoria, Ill.
  • Vermont, Ill.
  • Chicago
  • Chicago
  • Lisle, Ill.

Above: Photos of flooding in the Midwest.

Heavy rainfall in the Midwest from April 17-18 resulted in massive flooding in parts of Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, southern Wisconsin and Michigan. Around 20 river gauges in the region saw record flooding. Below is a list of the records that were set by state:

Illinois - Illinois River at Peoria, Henry, Morris, Ottawa and LaSalle; Rock River at Moline and Byron; Lamoine River at Ripley and Colmar; Fox River at McHenry Lock and Dam and Algonquin Tailwater; Des Plaines River at Des Plaines and Riverside; Vermilion River at Leonore; East Branch River at Bolingbrook; Spoon River at Seville; North Branch Chicago River at Chicago

Iowa - English River at Kalona

Michigan - Grand River at Comstock Park and Grand Rapids

Our next April extreme is one that will make you shiver.


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