The DuPage River Watershed compasses 353 square miles in DuPage, Cook and Will counties, 40 communities and 4,300,000 residents. This area has recently experienced rapid development and significant flooding which has damaged property and other critical infrastructure at an estimated annual cost of $30 million.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with DuPage and Will Counties to complete a study of flooding along the DuPage River. Data collection and the initial analysis to identify potential projects to alleviate flooding along the river is underway.
The study will evaluate a broad range of alternatives to address flooding in the watershed, including structural projects such as levees, storage basins, channel improvements and modification to existing bridges, It may also include non-structural projects such as buy-outs, home elevations and flood warning/preparedness plans. A draft study is expected to be available for public review in early 2017 and will be made available on the Village website. A final plan should be completed by July 2018.
To review a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the DuPage River Feasibility Study, click here.
To view the US Army Corps of Engineers website, click here.