Project Title & Description
Lake County Stormwater Management
This project supports the Great Lake Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. Specifically, this project will include a detailed hydrologic study to identify existing flow patterns of water entering the Waukegan Harbor Extended Area of Concern (EAOC) from Glen Flora Tributary. By (1) identifying inundation frequency, inundation depth, and direction and quantity of flow into and through the EAOC; (2) determining the respective quantity of water in each flow path; and (3) determining the influence of Glen Flora Tributary on the hydrology of the EAOC, the project will form the basis of restoration and management decisions for wetlands and native plant communities for wildlife habitat in the EAOC and nearby buffer area. The project will provide data critical to implementation of projects to delist the Waukegan Harbor EAOC.