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Spanish Daily Journal
     June 7, 2018      #40-157 sdj
River sand stymies boaters

On Wednesday after Memorial Day, Aroma Park native John Stahl Sr. and his wife, Linda, were sitting outside their travel trailer at the mouth of the Iroquois River where it meets the Kankakee River as a single small deck boat motored upstream on the Iroquois toward the Aroma Park Boat Club.

The boat’s “pilot” was occasionally using a pole apparently to measure the water’s depth or maybe to assist the motor in progress through low water.

The February flood erased the distinction here between the two rivers, in addition to inundating hundreds of homes and other properties along both rivers.

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