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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros, 630-407-6706

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DuPage County Board Approves Contracts for Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project

The DuPage County Board approved contracts on Tuesday allowing work to begin on the Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project. The project along Klein Creek in Armstrong Park, located in Carol Stream, is a joint effort between DuPage County Stormwater Management, the Village of Carol Stream and the Carol Stream Park District.

“The neighborhood surrounding Armstrong Park has experienced repeated flooding over the years. The flood control improvements along Klein Creek will provide substantial benefits to area residents and businesses,” said Stormwater Management Planning Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “DuPage County, the Village of Carol Stream and the Carol Stream Park District have worked diligently to move this project forward in an effort to reduce flooding in this area.”

In order to do this, DuPage County will construct a two-reservoir system that will operate when water elevations in Klein Creek increase in order to divert floodwaters from the majority of the nearby Armstrong Park neighborhood. Reservoir One will take in water directly from Klein Creek and upon reaching a specific elevation, water will be pumped into Reservoir Two—a much larger storage reservoir.

The project is expected to begin in June. For more information and updates on the project, please visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Projects/31397/.