I found this wibsite that tells you the river levels. Thought you guys might want it. Here is the link for Alton, IL. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lsx&gage=alni2&view=1,1,1,1,1,1 You can change the location to where you fish. You have to click on the river at a glance tab to find a city (I selected three cities) near you and select stage forcast graph. At the bottom of the page click make my page.