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- September 12, 2017: Open house scheduled at 7:00 pm at Crystal Lake City Hall.
- August 1, 2017: Letters will be 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.
- Summer 2016: Survey of the two main depressional areas was completed.
- Winter 2013: City’s stormwater consultant completed a more detailed analysis to determine potential alternatives to provide an outlet for water ponding in the depressional areas.
- March 2009: A flooding study was completed which helped determine the causes of the flooding and conceptual solutions. The study identified two depressional areas that hold water. Click here for a map showing the depressional areas.
- 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.
- 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, more homes were converted to year-round residences.
- In the late 1960s, the residents of this area annexed into Crystal Lake and water main and sanitary sewer services were extended throughout.
- Curb and gutter with a storm sewer system does not exist throughout this area. The drainage is conveyed through ditches.
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