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Lansing Calumet City


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


This study has been initiated to investigate measures that can address flood risks in the Village of Lansing, Illinois and the City of Calumet City, Illinois. While existing non‐Federal 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 1980's.

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 Non‐Federal 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.

Potential project alternatives to be evaluated in this study may include, but are not limited to, non-structural alternatives, repairs to the existing levees, pumping station modifications, and/or channel modifications in the vicinity of the Little Calumet River in both of these communities.


Estimated Total Project Cost:

 $ 14,510,000.00

Federal Cost:

 $ 7,342,000.00

Non-Federal Cost:

 $ 7,168,000.00

Project Manager

Imad Samara