Flood mitigation simply means finding ways to reduce flood damages. Methods include removing buildings from the floodplain, elevating a house, installing berms or floodwalls, or installing a larger roadway culvert.
The Village of Lisle pursues flood mitigation, beyond the existing levee system along the East Branch of the DuPage River, by participating in regional mitigation planning, acquiring floodplain properties and applying for flood mitigation grants.
DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
The Village of Lisle worked with DuPage County and other DuPage municipalities to create the DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (PDF). This plan identifies activities that can be undertaken by both the government and the private sector to reduce the safety hazards, health hazards and property damage caused by floods, severe storms, and tornadoes.
Additional Documentation & Reports
The Village prepares annual reports to outline the status of each activity outlined in the plan. The following links can be used to view the entire DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (200 pages), the Village of Lisle’s adopting resolution and annual reports.