Des Plaines River Watershed
Mill Creek Subwatershed
Watershed-Based and Flood Mitigation Plan
Join us and help create a vision and plan for future management of the watershed.
Next Planning Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Grayslake Village Hall, 2nd Floor
10 S. Seymour Avenue, Grayslake
- See November meeting presentations below.
Why Study Mill Creek
The Mill Creek watershed is considered a planning priority due to flood problem areas including the 2008 flood event, impaired water quality in 10 of the 11 lakes within the watershed, and estimated population growth over the next 20 years may impact the watershed’s vast natural resources. A watershed and flood mitigation plan will address these problems and identify practices, projects and programs that can be implemented by watershed residents, businesses, and community stakeholders to:
- Prevent and reduce flood damage,
- Improve water quality in streams, lakes and wetlands,
- Protect and enhance the watershed’s natural resources, and
- Identify green infrastructure areas for flood damage prevention, water quality protection, and recreation and education benefits.
November 20, 2013
October 31, 2013
- Agenda (PDF format 93KB)
- Watershed Overview (PDF format 2.3MB)
- October 2, 2013 meeting notes (PDF format 167KB)
- Goals and Objectives (PDF format 78KB)
- Watershed Vision (PDF format 114KB)
- Drury Wetland Restoration at Carillon North - Part 1 (PDF format 6.4MB)
Kim Blaszczak, Integrated Lakes Management
- Drury Wetland Restoration - Part 2 (PDF format 10.2MB)
- Drury Wetland Restoration - Part 3 (PDF format 7.9MB)
- Mill Creek Pollution Loading and Critical Areas (PDF format 3.4MB)
October 2, 2013
September 3, 2013
July 31, 2013
June 27, 2013
June 5, 2013
May 2, 2013
April 4, 2013
February 28, 2013
As part of the watershed planning process, SMC is trying to identify those structures in the watershed that are at risk of flooding so that the watershed plan can recommend reasonable solutions to reduce flood damage.
Letter to residents (PDF format 50KB)
Flood questionnaire (fill-able PDF format 50KB)
If you own a property in the Mill Creek watershed, we are requesting that you provide us with information regarding the flood history of your property by way of the attached questionnaire. We would appreciate it if you would complete the questionnaire by either filling out the form electronically and emailing it to email@example.com, or you can choose to print and mail it to our office at 500 Winchester, Libertyville, IL 60048.
If you have not experienced flooding on your property, please let us know by answering questions 1 and 7-14 of the questionnaire. The collective information received from the questionnaires will be summarized (without any address specific data) in the flood damage section of the watershed assessment and action plan.
Completing the questionnaire and taking flood protection steps are voluntary. You are under no obligation to participate in this program. The requested information will help us develop a useful and cost-effective watershed improvement plan that properly addresses flood damage, and will help us provide you with flood damage reduction technical assistance if you so desire such assistance.
If you have any questions about the watershed plan or this questionnaire, feel free to call Andrea Cline of the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission at 847-377-7710 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.