Lansing Calumet City


Section 205, Flood Control Act of 1948 (P.L. 80‐858), as amended.


This study was initiated to investigate measures that can address flood risks in the Village of Lansing, Illinois and the City of Calumet City, Illinois. While existing nonfederal levee systems on both banks of the Little Calumet River provide some level of protection for the communities adjacent to the river, there have been instances of flooding within the leveed areas since the levee systems were constructed in the 1980s.

Both the Lansing Levee and Calumet City Levee systems have been inspected by USACE Chicago District through previous Planning Assistance to States and Non‐Federal Inventory and Review (I&R) study efforts. The nonfederal I&R reports for Lansing and Calumet City were completed in September 2018, and the condition assessments for both levee systems were documented as ‘Unacceptable’ according to the criteria established through the National Levee Safety Program. A rating of ‘Unacceptable’ indicates that maintenance is required to ensure that the levees can perform as designed during a flood event.

Project alternatives evaluated in this study included non-structural alternatives and rehabilitation of the existing levees to the original design elevation of the levee system.


Estimated Total Project Cost:

 $ 16,367,000

Federal Cost:

 $ 9,653,700

Non-Federal Cost:

 $ 6,713,300


Current Status:  

The Detailed Final Project Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment was approved by the USACE Chicago District Commander on January 3, 2022. The Chicago District will initiate the Design and Implementation (D&I) Phase by starting the Project Partnership Agreement coordination with Calumet City and the Village of Lansing.