Christensen asked residents to report damage on McHenry County’s website, www.mchenryaware.com, to help when the county assesses the damage and reports to the state after the water recedes.
“The better input we have from the residents, the better picture we can give the state,” Christensen said.
There was some good news on Saturday, too, Keller said. Although inflow levels were at record numbers, they were dropping quicker than anticipated.
Keller learned in an emergency meeting Saturday morning that a dam in Burlington, Wisconsin, is cracked. He said the lake connected with that dam would need to be drained faster because of the crack, but he did not know the effect that extra water might have farther south.
Rain was in the forecast for Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
“One-half inch here or there isn’t too much, but more than that would not be good,” Keller said. “If it rains Tuesday and Wednesday, that’s a really tough situation.”