University of Wisconsin–Madison

Report for the Urban Flooding Awareness Act State of Illinois

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
This report outlines key findings on the extent and cost of urban flooding and the contributing factors in Illinois. It provides recommendations for various levels of responsibility, including legislative action, state agency engagement, community involvement, and public awareness. The report also recommends updating rainfall information and data collection efforts, establishing stormwater conveyance areas in new developments, implementing drainage regulations, and providing grants for local mitigation programs.

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