Project Sponsors

City of Joliet

Current Status

The feasibility study is underway and scheduled for completion in 1QFY24.  USACE and Joliet continue working on completing the Draft Feasibility Report for Public review within the next 2 months.

Project Description and Background

The study will evaluate opportunities to address potential overbank flooding of a large area of downtown Joliet from the Des Plaines River along a segment of the former Illinois and Michigan Canal currently protected by an existing aged levee structure.

Project Authorization

Section 205, Flood Control Act of 1948, as amended Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)

Project Manager

Imad Samara

Project Location

City of Joliet, IL

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