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Gathering at the river

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 6:18 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 1, 2013 6:20 p.m. CST

Marcelo Rocha brings his boat back into shore at Spring Valley’s Barto Landing Sunday evening. The Illinois River has been dropping following the spring and summer’s multiple rainfalls. The river was estimated by the National Weather Service at 18.1 feet at LaSalle on Monday, and it should hit 15 feet by the end of the weekend.

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