Green Oaks Study Area

Milestones

  • November 7, 2018: The Public Works Department completed constructed of a shallow swale on the City’s property, south of Green Oaks Drive and north of the pedestrian path to Lippold Park. The purpose of this swale is to provide an overflow for water that currently gets trapped in a pocketed area.  
  • February 7, 2018: City staff met with residents of the Green Oaks and Woodland Drive Areas for a final check-in. View the presentation slides.  
  • January 22, 2018: Letters were mailed to all the residents in the study area inviting them to the open house.  
  • August 14, 2017: City staff met with property owners. Meeting minutes are here.  
  • 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.
  • 2015-2016: Further analysis was completed by the City’s stormwater consultant to evaluate options which would reduce the flooding of the roadway on Green Oaks Drive.
  • October 2014: Wetland delineation report was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • July 2014: Wetland delineation report was completed for the City-owned property west of this study area. 
  • December 2013: Detailed drain tile survey was completed for the City-owned property west of this study area.
  • 2013: The City’s stormwater consultant completed additional analysis of the recommended alternatives outlined in the approved 2009 flooding study.
  • March 2009: A flooding study was completed which helped determine the causes of the flooding and conceptual solutions.
  • 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.