Winnebago County Sheriff

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Flood Information


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has CLOSED the ROCK RIVER in Winnebago County until further notice.The river is rising and is forecast to crest at 12.6 feet in Rockton and 12.5 feet at Latham Park on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017.  Flood state in those areas is 10 feet.  Moderate flooding is anticipated in Roscoe and Machesney Park. All public boat launches are closed throughout Winnebago County due to this restriction.

The Sheriff's Office continues to monitor levesl on the Kishawaukee River.  The Pecatonica River is forecast to rise into major fllod state at Freeport and Shirland.  Other rivers, creeks and streams throughout winnebago County have also been affected by the flooding; however, most of those areas do not threaten homes.

Sandbagging operations are set up at the following locations:

  • Village of Roscoe Public Works Department, 5402 Swanson Road
  • Machesney Park Mall (Southwest Lot), 8750 North 2nd Street
  • New Milford Fire Department, 2177 Will James Road


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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