North Libertyville Estates Levee

Public Meeting on Feb. 12

Residents living in the North Libertyville Estates subdivision are invited to join Lake County, Libertyville Township and local public safety officials at an information meeting to discuss the levee that surrounds the neighborhood. Learn about emergency levee procedures, how to prepare in the event the levee overtops, and protecting your home with flood insurance. 

When: 6-8 p.m., Feb. 12
Where: Libertyville Township Community Room, 259 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL 60048

In 1997, the U.S. Army Corps Engineers designed and constructed a one-mile-long levee, which is maintained by the Lake County Department of Public Works, to protect against flooding that plagued the North Libertyville Estates subdivision for years. 

The levee construction as currently built would have contained all major flooding that has occurred in Lake County since the subdivision was built in 1954. Recent data, however, has shown that Lake County has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events. Due to the increased frequency and intensity of rainfall events countywide,  there is an increased chance that the levee will overflow within the next 25 years.

We encourage you to be prepared, be informed by reviewing the frequently asked question found on this web page. Contact Lake County Public Works at 847-377-7500 if you have additional questions.  

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