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Floodplain - Helpful Resources
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Flooding

Local Libraries

Learn more about flood insurance coverage and requirements, flood protection measures, flood safety, and property and building protection.  This information is available in floodplain “libraries” maintained by the Village of Lisle both at the Village Hall and at Lisle Library in the local government reference section.  Property owners can take actions in advance of a flood to provide protection for their property.  Floodplain maps and helpful FEMA publications “Flood Emergency and Residential Repair Handbook" and “Design Manual for Retrofitting Flood Prone Residential Structures” are in these libraries, as are several other useful documents.

Helpful Websites

General Information:

Property protection measures, flood safety:

Flood Insurance:

USGS Stream Gauges:
These links will connect you to the USGS stream gages on the East Branch of the DuPage River and St. Joseph Creek. On the sites, you can "Suscribe to Water Alert" and receive an e-mail or text message for gauge levels that you select, to warn you of possible flooding.

The following link can be used to set up flood or water alerts for the East Branch and St. Joseph Creek. You can receive text messages or e-mail alerts. To set up your alert, use the link and then find the two gages under DuPage County. If you want alerts for both waterways, you have to set up each alert individually.

· Once a gage is selected you will be linked to the gage data for the last week.

· Under the first graph, showing gage height, you will see a link to Water Alert.

· After you select Water Alert, you will get the screen shot shown below (in this case for the East Branch in Downers Grove). Enter your contact information, hourly alerts and then you need to decide on the alert level. For the East Branch a level of 13 feet and for St Joseph 8 feet is recommended. Flooding in April 2013 for example reached 17 feet on the East Branch and nearly 15 feet on St. Joseph Creek at these two sites. You may wish to choose a lower level and adjust depending on the frequency of the alerts. ·

Link is http://waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/current/?type=flow
 

 



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