US Army Corps of Engineers
Chicago District

Nippersink Creek

AUTHORITY:

Section 206, Water Resources Development Act 1996, as amended (Continuing Authority Program)

DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this project is to restore the natural features of Nippersink Creek and its adjacent
natural area. The objectives of this project include:

  1. restoring stream hydrology, hydraulics, and natural habitat
  2. restoring native emergent wetland communities
  3. restoring native wet/mesic prairie communities.
COSTS:

Total Project Cost:

 $8,880,327

Federal(65%) Cost:

 $5,807,213

Non-Federal(35%) Cost:

 $3,073,114

STATUS:

A 5 year construction contract was awarded in Sept 2014. Initiating the 4th year of contract with construction completion anticipated in Oct 2019. All heavy construction has been completed on the project and the contractor continues herbicide treatment of invasive and maintenance of native plants.

Overall, key construction activities included bank grading and installation of cobble riffles to reestablish floodplain hydrology, selective clearing of invasive/non-native trees and shrubs, and seeding and planting of about 500 acres of native vegetation

Project Manager

Nicole Roach