CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 3/21/19: The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) announced today that new hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of select streams in Peoria County is underway as part of a study to help local communities identify high flood-risk areas for flood mitigation planning.
The first phase of the project, data collection, is anticipated to be completed in spring 2019. In this phase, contracted firms will conduct detailed channel and bridge surveys along the streams.
ISWS activities will primarily focus on the riparian corridors of Kickapoo Creek, Fargo Run, and their tributaries.
Residents should be aware of the periodic presence of survey crews in the area. Surveys will be completed as stream conditions and weather allow.
The studies are associated with ongoing efforts to modernize and update the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Peoria County and Incorporated areas. An outreach meeting was held December 4, 2018 for community leaders, including engineers, floodplain administrators, zoning officers, planners, and elected officials.
ISWS is working collaboratively on the project with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA’s Coordinated Needs Management Strategy (CNMS) analyses helped identify these streams as priorities for reanalysis.
Questions about the study can be directed to Aaron Thomas at the Illinois State Water Survey (firstname.lastname@example.org) 217-333-7832.
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