Country Club Study Area

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   WHAT ARE WE DOING

 

  • August 31, 2017: Open house scheduled at 7:00 pm at Crystal Lake City Hall.
  • July 31, 2017: Letters were mailed to all residents in the study area inviting them to the open house.
  • July 18, 2017: City council presentation to review the stakeholder engagement process to review and refine improvements to reduce the risk of flooding.
  • June/July 2017: City experienced successive and excessive rain events leading to the total rainfall for June and July of almost 20 inches, over double the normal average.
  • 2014-2016: The City’s stormwater consultant further evaluated the conceptual design outlined in the 2010 Crystal Creek Flooding Analysis. The cost benefit of the improvement is very low and other ideas were explored.
  • 2013-2014: A FEMA regulatory hydrology model was created. Unfortunately, the model did not show favorable results for removing residents from the FEMA floodplain as originally anticipated. A review of the leakage from the Lake was extensively explored and determined to not be factual.
  • July 20, 2010: The Crystal Creek Flooding Analysis was completed. To review the study, see below under completed studies.
  • March 2009: A flooding study was completed which helped determine the causes of the flooding and conceptual solutions. Due to the complex nature of the Country Club area, a separate study was initiated for this area.
  • August 2007: Successive rain events led to Crystal Lake receiving between 11 and 12 inches of rainfall which produced the highest lake level ever recorded and areas around the lake experienced significant flooding.
   HISTORY

 Country Club Study Area 

  • This area was annexed into the City in 1929. Many of these homes were initially built in the 1920s and 1930s as summer cottages and three-season homes.
  • As the demand for year-round homes in Crystal Lake grew, these homes were converted to year-round residences.
  • Flooding in this area occurs in the FEMA floodplain along Crystal Creek.
  • Flooding also occurs due to pocketed areas (low spots with no outlet) which may or may not receive stormwater from adjacent roadways and the duration of the flooding (length of standing water) varies by location.

   COMMENTS

We want to hear from you! Please submit your questions, concerns, and stories to: stormwatersolutions@crystallake.org

Don't forget to include your name, address, and phone number so the City can get back to you. Pictures are appreciated, but the City can't receive emails with a total of over 10 MB of attachments.

   COMPLETED STUDIES

Crystal Creek Flooding Study - Executive Summary

Crystal Creek Flooding Study

Crystal Creek Flooding Study - Exhibits Part 1

Crystal Creek Flooding Study - Exhibits Part 2

Crystal Creek Flooding Study - Tables and Appendix

 

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