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Waterway agency: Portions of Fox River closed, under no wake restriction

Portions of the Fox River are either closed or expected to remain no-wake zones through the weekend, according to the Fox Waterway Agency.

Zone A, which extends north from the Algonquin dam in Algonquin to the McHenry dam, is under a full restriction. Zones B and C are no wake. Zone B extends north from the lock and dam to the entrance at Pistakee Lake, and Zone C is the Chain O’ Lakes.

The status is based on Illinois Department of Natural Resources and weather predictions, according to the agency.

IDNR has the sole authority to lift the restriction status on the lower river and will reevaluate conditions Monday, according to the agency.

The river at the lock and dam last was observed Saturday morning and rose to 4.63 feet. Flood stage is 4 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river at the Algonquin Tailwater is at 9.84 feet. Flood stage is 9.5 feet, according to the service.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in McHenry County through
1 p.m. Sunday.

There is a chance of rain Sunday morning and then a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to the service.

The chance of precipitation is 40% during the day.

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