CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 7/5/23: Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) hydrologic and hydraulic modeling in DeKalb County, Illinois, is underway as part of a study to help local communities identify areas of high flood risk for flood mitigation planning.
The first phase of the project, data collection, is anticipated to begin in July 2023 and be completed in early fall 2023. In this phase, surveyors will conduct detailed channel and bridge surveys of streams in or near the community of Sycamore.
Field survey activities will primarily be focused on the following streams: Blue Heron Creek, Blue Heron Creek Tributary A, and East Branch South Branch Kishwaukee River.
Residents should be aware of the periodic presence of survey crews in the area. Surveys will be conducted as stream conditions and weather allow.
Questions about the study can be directed to Aaron Thomas, water resources engineer at the Illinois State Water Survey (firstname.lastname@example.org), 217-333-7832.
ISWS is working collaboratively on the project with American Surveying & Engineering, P.C., and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Media Contacts: Aaron Thomas, 217-333-7832, email@example.com
Prairie Research Institute, Illinois State Water Survey