Flooding

At its October 13, 2020, meeting, the Village Board approved the start of preliminary engineering for four drainage improvement projects identified in the Village-Wide Drainage Study (click HERE for a project map). The information assembled during the preliminary engineering step will allow the Village to begin the early design stages of the projects and assist in the development of grant applications. The overall goal is to reduce roadway flooding during large rainfall events. The Village-Wide Drainage Study identified over $20 million in potential drainage improvements. The Village is currently evaluating and determining possible funding sources. Additional information on the final scope and potential timing of construction for these projects will be provided once it is available.

Related Documents:

Inundation Maps are Now Available for the Des Plaines River

The Village partnered with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Weather Service to provide an interactive map that lets you see the extent of flooding based upon forecasted river stages. You can visit this website at http://il.water.usgs.gov/ifhp/lake/.

Survey: 

The Village-Wide Drainage Study Survey has now closed. The survey was open for a total of 42 days, during which time over 130 respondents shared valuable information on their specific drainage concerns. The survey information has been provided to Christopher Burke Engineering, Ltd to assist the village with the next step of developing a Stormwater Master Plan. The Stormwater Master Plan will identify system deficiencies and include designs to reduce the risk of future floods, and proactively plan for current and future extreme rainfall events. The Stormwater Master Plan is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2020. Additional information will be added to this web-page through the duration of the project.

If you were unable to attend the open house or complete the survey, you may send any comments or concerns you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..