About the Levee
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.