Illinois Floodplain Management Program
- Contact Name
- Arlan R. Juhl, P.E.
- Job Title
- [email protected]
- (217) 785-3334
- Contact Address
- One Natural Resources Way, 2nd Floor Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271
- Illinois Floodplain Management Program
The Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources, is the agency responsible for floodplain management and mapping in Illinois. The Office administers regulatory programs over construction in the floodways of rivers, lakes, and streams; construction in the shore waters of Lake Michigan; construction and operation of dams; construction in public bodies of water; and diversion of water from Lake Michigan. The Office is the lead state agency for water resources planning, navigation, floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program, and interstate organizations on water resources.
The Lake Michigan Programs Section within the Office of Water Resources is responsible for the management of the state's interests in Lake Michigan. Permits are issued for activities in and adjacent to the Lake and the allocation of water from Lake Michigan. The section also monitors technical studies and data collection activities related to lake level, bank erosion and sediment movement.
Illinois floodplain management publications of interest include:
- Quick Guide to Floodplain Management
- Illinois Local Floodplain Administrators Manual
- Floodplain Management Resource Guide for Illinois Communities
These publication and others may be accessed online at the Office of Water Resources Website.