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Lake County Increased Rainfall Public Information Meeting

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On July 15, 2019

Lake County has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events. Recently, the Illinois State Water Survey released updated statistical rainfall data for Bulletin 70–Frequency Distributions of Heavy Precipitation in Illinois. This new data impacts not only the residents and business owners of Lake County, but also public and private development projects. The Stormwater Mangement Commission (SMC) will be making revisions to the Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO), a countywide ordinance that sets forth minimum requirements for the stormwater management aspects of development within Lake County.

SMC will be presenting the increased rainfall data along with a timeline of the regulatory process, provide resources and tools for best practices, and discuss stormwater-related issues and concerns from the audience. Members of the public, stakeholders, and individuals with an interest in hearing more about how rainfall affects Lake County are encouraged to attend.

The public meeting scheduled for our area is Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to begin at 10:00 AM, Barrington Village Hall Board Room, 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, Illinois.

Additional information and the WDO timeline can be found by clicking the link: Rainfall Impacts in Lake County