JANESVILLE — Officials this weekend predict the worst Rock River flooding since records were kept.
The National Weather Service predicts the river will crest at 13.3 feet early Monday morning.
On Saturday, the water could break the previous record set at 13.05 feet in 1916, said Herb Garn, hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey. The USGS started keeping records in 1914, he said.
It's hard to predict if the water will spill over the downtown river wall, Operations Director John Whitcomb said.
The river stage this morning (June 14th) at the gage was 12.75 ft and rising.
Latest river gage readings:
AHPS graphic product on June 14th shows "Change of Exceeding" 12.0 ft. at river gage was minimal (less than 2 percent, for period 5/25/2008 - 8/24/2008, based on 5/19/2008 antecedent conditions and AHPS model future scenarios).