CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 4/27/2022: Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) hydrologic and hydraulic modeling in Rock Island 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 American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The first phase of the project, data collection, will begin in late April 2022 and be completed in early summer 2022. In this phase, surveyors will conduct detailed channel and bridge surveys of the river, including in or near the cities of East Moline (unnamed ponding areas located in the northern portion of the city), Moline (Coal Creek), Rock Island (Eckhart and Kyte creeks), and the Villages of Coal Valley (Coal Creek, Coal Creek Tributary, and Shaffer Creek) and Milan (Eckhart and Kyte creeks), as well as the Unincorporated Areas of Rock Island County (Coal and Shaffer creeks).
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, P.E., CFM, at the Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois (firstname.lastname@example.org) 217-333-7832.
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