Country Club Study Area

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  • Summer 2018: Engineering and permitting continues for the culvert replacements along Crystal Creek at Broadway Avenue, Country Club Road, Barlina Avenue, McHenry Avenue, and Dartmoor Drive.  
  • February 22, 2018: City staff met with the Country Club Area residents for a final check-in. View the presentation 
  • January 22, 2018: Letters were mailed to all residents in the study area inviting them to the open house.  
  • August 31, 2017:City staff met with residents of the Country Club Area. Meeting minutes are available 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.
  • 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.

 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.


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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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