CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 2/11/20: The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) announced today that new hydrologic and hydraulic modeling in McDonough County, Illinois, is underway as part of a study to help local communities identify areas of high flood risk for flood mitigation planning.
ISWS is working collaboratively on the project with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources-Office of Water Resources (IDNR-OWR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The first phase of the project, data collection, is anticipated to be completed in spring 2020. In this phase, IDNR-OWR will conduct detailed channel and bridge surveys of the river within the County, including Macomb and other municipalities.
Water Survey activities will primarily be focused within the riparian corridor of East Fork La Moine River and Killjordan Creek, from Macomb to IL 336. In addition, Spring Creek will be surveyed in the area around Spring Lake.
Residents should be aware of the periodic presence of survey crews in the area. Surveys will be completed as stream conditions and weather allow.
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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