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Will County

Authority:

Section 206 of PL 86-645, Flood Plain Management Services

Project Description:

Will County is a rapidly urbanizing area in Illinois, southwest of Chicago. Will County contains many creeks and streams whose watersheds have not been analyzed. The intent is to conduct a watershed study that will analyze flood flows and base flood elevations of the many unstudied creeks and streams or portions thereof within unincorporated Will County.

Costs:

Total Project Cost:   $ 1,300,000
Federal Cost:   $ 1,300,000
Non-Federal Cost:   $ 0

Current Status:

The district received a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) from FEMA for our Forked Creek, South Branch of Forked Creek, and Jordon Creek study area. The district is continuing to work in the watershed as the focus shifts to Jackson Creek.

The district utilized input from Will County, existing analyses and mapping to develop a plan of study. The study delineated watersheds and sub-watersheds, analyzed flood flows, calculated of base flood elevations, established cross section surveys, field verification of topography and existing drainage structures. Study products include floodplain map revisions that will be submitted to FEMA upon concurrence by IDNR.

Scheduled Completion Date: FY2015 for Jackson Creek

Project Manager

Mark Kramer