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posted: 9/16/2013 5:53 PM

Corps holds public meetings on Des Plaines River report

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a series of public meetings next week to discuss the findings of a report outlining a variety of potential flood risk management and ecosystem restoration projects that could be implemented along the Upper Des Plaines River.

The meetings will give the public a chance to review and comment on the "Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries, IL and WI Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment." The plans outlined in the draft report propose the construction of levees, reservoirs, and other features to reduce flood damages in the Upper Des Plaines River watershed, which stretches from southern Racine County, Wis., to Riverside.

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There will be an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a presentation and open discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at each meeting. Dates and locations include: Monday, Sept, 23, Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect; and Tuesday, Sept. 24, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

The report is available online at http://1.usa.gov/1dtLpFg.

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