Floods are closing boating on Illinois rivers south and southwest of Chicago.
By Tuesday afternoon, the IDNR closed boating on the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers in Will County, the Kankakee River in Illinois, and on the Illinois River in Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties.
Here's the note from the IDNR:
SPRINGFIELD - Due to rising water levels, swift currents and floating debris, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is restricting recreational boating access on the Illinois River in Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau and Putnum Counties. Likewise, IDNR has also restricted access to the Des Plaines and DuPage Rivers in Will County, as well as the Kankakee River in Will and Grundy and Kankakee Counties. IDNR has authorization to designate restricted boating areas when navigation is considered significantly hazardous. These restricted areas are off limits to all recreational watercraft until further notice. IDNR is monitoring the situation and will remove the restrictions when conditions improve. For more information about river restrictions, go to the IDNR website at www.dnr.state.il.us.