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Posted on: April 29, 2022

FEMA Risk MAP Studies; Rock Island County Flood Study; Notice of Survey Work

Important

The Illinois State Water Survey is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to examine flood risk along several creeks in Rock Island County, IL.

The Illinois State Water Survey is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to examine flood risk along several creeks in Rock Island County, IL.  The creeks of interest include:

 

City of East Moline: Unnamed Ponding Areas located in the northern half of the City.

City of Moline: Coal Creek

City of Rock Island: Eckhart Creek and Kyte Creek

Village of Coal Valley: Coal Creek, Coal Creek Tributary, and Shaffer Creek

Village of Milan: Eckhart Creek and Kyte Creek

Rock Island County: Coal Creek and Shaffer Creek.

 

A survey crew from American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. has begun operating in the area in order to gain detailed measurements of the channels and structures along these creeks.  Surveying will continue through the spring and into early summer of 2022.

 

These surveyors will be acquiring channel and bridge measurements, including topographic elevations and photographs within and around the creek banks, for use in hydraulic computer models to estimate the potential flood threat of the creeks listed above. This study will be used to improve the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Rock Island County.

 

This survey work may require the survey crew to briefly access private property on both banks of the creeks listed above. No disruption to property is anticipated.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact:

            Aaron B. Thomas, P.E., CFM

            Illinois State Water Survey

            217-333-7832

            abthomas@illinois.edu

 

The City of Rock Island is sorry for any inconvenience due to this work and appreciates your patience and consideration.   Thank you for your acceptance and cooperation in this study effort to improve the understanding of flood hazards in your community.

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