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North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed 

North Branch Watershed map (PDF format 628KB)

Upcoming Meetings, Events, News 

Check out the completed Skokie River Stream Daylighing Project

We Need Your Input

Concerned about water quality and flooding? Give us your input and ideas on how to improve stormwater management on Tues., Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Heller Nature Center, Highland Park. You can also provide input at


  • Skokie River
  • Middle Fork
  • West Fork

Quarterly Watershed Meetings
North Branch Planning Committee for annual meeting presentations.

North Branch Watershed Consortium
Formerly the Skokie River Consortium, the group's mission is to efficiently address common and necessary flood mitigation, stormwater management and green infrastructure improvements in the watershed. For more information, contact Susan Vancil

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Lake County PBD and Development Initiatives in Flood Reduction and Stormwater Management - Mea Blauer, LC PB&D
Creating Green Infrastructure Solutions Under the Illinois Drainage Law - Bryan Winter, East Skokie Drainage District
Agenda packet 

Note: This meeting replaced the November quarterly meeting of the North Branch Planning Committee.

Watershed Plan and Studies

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan (2008)

North Branch Open Space Plan (2005)

Lake Bluff Feasibility Study (2009)

Drain Tile Replacement Alternatives Within the Skokie River Headwaters (2008)



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For more information on the North Branch of the Chicago River watershed plan and projects, contact:
Patty Werner
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