Open Algonquin Dam Blocking Flow of Fox River

Dams are supposed to block the flow of water.

The Fox River dam in Algonquin is wide open, however.

Nevertheless, the dam is blocking the flooded Fox.

Algonquin Dam can be seen blocking the flow of the flooding Fox River.

Yesterday I thought I got a more dramatic photo with the river about 3-4 inches higher, but when I returned home, I found that I had left my smart card in the computer. (Can’t wait for the dcomments.)

The Algonquin Dam from the east on Friday, July 21, 2017.

The dikes at the home closest to Cornish Park and the bridge were holding Friday morning.

Two rows of sandbags continue to protect the home closest to the dam on the west side of the Fox River this July 21, 2017.

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