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Des Plaines River Watershed 

Des Plaines Watershed map (PDF format 9.5MB) 

Buffalo Creek Watershed Flood Survey
As part of the Buffalo Creek watershed planning process, SMC is trying to identify structures in the watershed that are at risk of flooding so the watershed plan can include reasonable solutions to reduce flood damage. Link to online questionnaire: 

Buffalo Creek watershed floodplain map
Questionnaire (fillable form)

The collective information received from the questionnaires will be summarized (without any address specific information) and will help us develop a useful and cost-effective watershed improvement plan that properly addresses flood damage. Completing the questionnaire and taking flood protection steps are voluntary.  You are under no obligation to participate in this program.

Please complete the questionnaire online, or mail the completed form by July 25, 2014 to:
SMC, 500 W. Winchester Road, Suite 201, Libertyville, IL 60048.

If you have any questions about the watershed plan or this questionnaire, feel free to email or call Patty Werner at or 847.377.7717 or Marcy Knysz, BCCWP Watershed Coordinator at or 847.732.5172.

What's New in the Watershed  Des Plaines River Watershed map


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