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Anyone have updated info on the above?? Last I looked it was high, cold muddy, with only three inches vis. hope its clearing up a little.
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The next best thing to an eyewitness account of river conditions is the U.S.Geological Survey charts for the Illinois River. They have one showing water level in feet above normal pool, and a second one showing cubic feet per second water flow. The chart shows the river to be about 5 ft above normal pool, and flowing at 22500 cfs. I dont know how that shakes out in real fishing terms, but its something anyway. Leads me to believe the river is still a bit high and dirty for good fishing, especially with the rain this morning. Those USGS charts are available right on this website, by going up to the "Forum Links" button and clicking on that. Then scroll down to the Illinois and hit the word "level" and the 2 charts will load up. May take a few seconds. It is updated daily by the way, so it should be a pretty good gauge of the rivers condition overall. Hope this helps.
 

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Jax,
Thanks for the info. Do you know if they have simialr info for the lakes in the area. I know that it wont have USGS stuff, but like a place to find water temps etc.?? THanks

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I dont know of any reliable sources for accurate lake water temps, but if "close enough" is close enough for you, you could try Lake-Link.com. The posts made there for Illinois include an optional data field where you can post water temp. Now, you dont know if the guy posting just guessed at the temp, or if he had a temp guage with him, so the temp could be a little off. Furthermore, you may not find a posting for the lake you're interested in, or only an old posting no longer valid. But its worth a look, if nothing else. Just type in http://www.lake-link.com and check under the Illinois postings, and the lake temp info is usually in the upper right hand corner of the post.
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On 2002-04-13 17:57, Anonymous wrote:
Try this link for river conditions:

http://www.spring-valley-walleye.org/river.htm

Site is usually updated daily and looks like this:

RIVER CONDITIONS

(as of 4-11-02)

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WATER

Next Club meeting is Monday April 29th-Dave's Tap!!

TEMPERATURE approx. 43 degrees Fahrenheit
CLARITY approx. 1" to 3" inches.
DEPTH water level has risen several feet since 4-1-02 BE CAREFUL!!
ACCESS RAMPS

STARVED ROCK Open
BARTO LANDING (Spring Valley) Open
HENNEPIN Open
HENRY Open
*NEXT CLUB MEETING IS SET FOR MONDAY...APRIL 29TH - Dave's Tap!!!
FISHING "HOT" SPOTS

"Walleye 1" will be on vacation in Florida until 4-26-02!!

There will be no new fishing reports posted until then!

EEEEEHHHHAAAA!!!! Walleye 1

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04-11-02.... AS OF 6 A.M. THURSDAY MORNING, THE WATER LEVEL OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER HAS RISEN SEVEAL FEET ...BE CAREFULL !!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HOT AREAS: Several areas have been "hotter"than others. If you are going out please send us a report so that we can keep this page as current as possible. The club is very grateful for your efforts....Thank you!!!

RATINGS = ......POOR.......FAIR......GOOD......GREAT!!!

Walleye 1.....Next club meeting is Monday 4-29-02 (Dave's Tap)

STARVED ROCK.........poor to fair

UTICA BRIDGE (WEST)......poor to fair

RT 39 BRIDGE AREA... poor to fair

SHIPINGSPORT BRIDGE (now under construction!).... poor to fair

MERTEL'S............ poor to fair

PERU FLATS........ poor to fair

CLAM BEDS........poor to fair

HENNEPIN CANAL.....poor to fair

HENNEPIN HIGH LINES..... poor to fair

BELOW SISTER ISLANDS..... poor to fair

SECRET "HONEY HOLE" BOUY.....poor to fair ...the location is top secret. We could tell you but then we would have to

LAKE SENACHEWINE (MOUTH)..... poor to fair
 

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I found a great site for the Illinois River levels that is run by the US Army Corps of Engineers....... Rock Island District.....

If you go to http://water.mvr.usace.army.mil/ and then click on a drop down for the "Current 'Water Levels" you find info for the Mississippi, the Rock, and the Illinois and the Iowa River Basin to name a few....

So, go to Current Water Levels, take the drop down menu to Illinois River Basin. Go to a section of river you want to check out, and click the hyperlink under the column "24 hour change."

Hope you like the site....

Lark87

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