Rockford Scanner™: The Local Rivers are closed in Winnebago County

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
News Media Release
News Release Number
Information: The Rock River and Pecatonica River are closed in Winnebago County
Date: 10/03/2019
Time: 4:30 pm
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Effective immediately, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has closed the Rock River and Pecatonica River in Winnebago County until Further Notice.
According to the National Weather Service the Rock River in Winnebago County is under a flood advisory.
The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois: Rock River at Byron affecting Ogle County, Pecatonica River near Shirland affecting Winnebago County and the Rock River at Rockton affecting Winnebago County.
For current river conditions and any further updates, contact the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office at (815) 319-6300 or the Rock River Information Line at (815) 319-6444.




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