The US Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment regarding the DuPage River. These documents are based on a study that investigated overbank and backwater flooding along the DuPage River and its major tributaries. The draft report provides a recommended plan to address flood risk in the counties of DuPage and Will in Illinois, and includes steps proposed to take place in Lisle. The public has been invited to review these documents and provide commentary by August 30, 2018.
The study completed in partnership with the DuPage County Stormwater Management Commission and the Will County Executive Office and focused on prioritizing high risk areas and developing a range of possible structural and non-structural alternatives to address flooding. A range of possible solutions were evaluated including floodwater storage, levees or floodwalls, diversion channels, channel modifications, flow control structures, flood-proofing, structure elevations and buyouts.
To view a copy of the information presented at the August 15, 2018 meeting click here.
To learn more, including accessing a copy of the report, visit: https://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works-Projects/DuPage-River/