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Projects
The projects that are currently in progress are listed below.  Click on the project name on the left side of the map to be directed to the location and pictures of those projects.  For further details and/or questions regarding these projects, please contact the Department of Development and Storm Water Management at 219-465-3530 or email.



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Stormwater Pond Inspection & Maintenance Program: The Department’s storm water pond inspection & maintenance program helps ensure that storm water ponds, for which the County has maintenance responsibilities, continue to perform their intended flood control and storm water management functions. It includes the following components: routine inspection; vegetation management (including chemical treatment, mechanical treatment, and mowing); detailed evaluation & assessment; and repair, replacement & enhancement. The various components of the program are conducted year round. 


Ahlgrim Ditch
This project consists of the maintenance of Ahlgrim Ditch within the 15,000 foot project reach, which is located between CR 150 S and the CSXT RR on Ahlgrim Ditch. It includes clearing and tree removal to remove trees, woody vegetation, and log jams and other obstructions from the channel and east and west banks of the ditch; and, mowing to control and manage herbaceous vegetation along the east and west overbanks of the ditch.


Cobb Ditch:
This project consists of the maintenance of Cobb Ditch, Smoke Arm and Cobb Ditch within the 16,140 foot project reach, which is located between CR 150 S and CR 450 S on Cobb Ditch, Smoke Arm, between CR 150 S and its confluence with Cobb Ditch, and on Cobb Ditch, between its confluence with Cobb Ditch, Smoke Arm and CR 450 S. It includes clearing and tree removal to remove trees, woody vegetation, and log jams and other obstructions from the channel, west bank, and west overbank of the ditch; and, mowing to control and manage herbaceous vegetation along both the east and west overbanks of the ditch.


Cornell Ditch:       
This project consists of the maintenance of Cornell Ditch within the 5,350 foot project reach, which is located between SR 8 and CR 900 S on Cornell Ditch. It includes clearing and tree removal to remove trees, woody vegetation, and log jams and other obstructions from the channel and west bank of the ditch; and, mowing to control and manage herbaceous vegetation along the east and west overbanks of the ditch.


Crooked Creek North
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This project consists of the maintenance of Cornell Ditch within the 22,000 foot project reach, which is located between CR 600 N and CR 200 N on Crooked Creek. It includes removal of accumulated sediment from the channel, stream bank stabilization to restore moderately to severely eroded stream banks , and clearing and tree removal to remove trees, woody vegetation, and log jams and other obstructions from the channel and east and west banks of the ditch. 


Flint Lake Garden Terrace Ditch:      
This project consists of the maintenance of Flint Lake Garden Terrace Ditch within the 3,950 foot project reach, which is located on Flint Lake Garden Terrace Ditch between its confluence with Johnson Ditch and CR 400 N. It includes clearing and tree removal to remove trees, woody vegetation, and log jams and other obstructions from the channel and north and south banks of the ditch.


Heimberg Ditch:      
This project involves the installation of a large diameter culvert on the Heimberg Ditch at the Kankakee River to create a crossing to aid in inspection and maintenance of the Kankakee River. The project will also include the installation of a large flood gate on the culvert to help prevent flood waters from backing up into the Heimberg Ditch and adjacent farms during certain flood events.


Henderson Ditch:            
C.R. 700 South at 575 West – Hydraulic analysis and culvert replacement.  Project will replace the existing tank car culvert with a larger arch pipe to relieve road flooding.  New culvert will allow for greater water volume to pass during low flow times.  



Krull Ditch:
South Wheeler – replace existing culverts under Park Ave with a larger pipe arch based from a watershed study done of the Krull Ditch.  Project is designed to help relieve flooding in South Wheeler.


Sturdy Rd. and Division Rd. Phase III:
Phase III of this project will be construction of a storm sewer from the intersection of Division Rd. and Sturdy Rd. west to Sagers Rd.  Catch basins will be constructed at the intersection of Division Rd. and Sagers Rd. to alleviate the flooding at this intersection.



Swanson-Lamporte Ditch:     
This project consists of the maintenance of Swanson-Lamporte Ditch within the 4,700 foot project reach, which is located between CR 50 W and I-80/90 on Swanson-Lamporte Ditch. It includes clearing and tree removal to remove trees, woody vegetation, and log jams and other obstructions from the channel and north and south banks of the ditch.