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Des Plaines River Watershed
Mill Creek Subwatershed

Mill Creek watershed map   

Watershed-Based and Flood Mitigation Plan 

Navigable Action Plan Map

If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can download this file (Mill Creek BMP 2MB)  (Right Click and Save As or Save Target As). After downloading, double click on the file and fly right to the Mill Creek watershed.  From there, you can click on any of the icons, and a text box will pop up telling you some information about the proposed site specific action item at that location. The BMP Code corresponds with the same number in Chapter 6, the Action Plan of the watershed plan.  The text box also has information about the action recommended, the priority, the timeframe, and sometimes the size.  If you would like to download Google Earth go to: www.google.earth.todownload.com.  

Next up, we have a web-based map: http://tinyurl.com/k5ct5khClick on the link or copy and paste into your internet browser.  The web-based map ONLY works with Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer version 10.  Other than that, it works very similar to the Google Earth version.  Click on an icon to find out more.

Why Study Mill Creek

The Mill Creek watershed is considered a planning priority due to flood problem areas including the 2008 flood event, impaired water quality in 10 of the 11 lakes within the watershed, and estimated population growth over the next 20 years may impact the watershed’s vast natural resources. A watershed and flood mitigation plan will address these problems and identify practices, projects and programs that can be implemented by watershed residents, businesses, and community stakeholders to:  

  • Prevent and reduce flood damage,
  • Improve water quality in streams, lakes and wetlands,
  • Protect and enhance the watershed’s natural resources, and
  • Identify green infrastructure areas for flood damage prevention, water quality protection, and recreation and education benefits.

Past Meetings

March 11, 2014 Open House

     Navigating the Mill Creek Watershed Plan

January 15, 2014

December 12, 2013

November 20, 2013

October 31, 2013

October 2, 2013  

 September 3, 2013 

July 31, 2013

June 27, 2013

June 5, 2013

May 2, 2013

April 4, 2013

February 28, 2013


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