Long before you encounter a flood event it's important to understand your risk. Can you anticipate flood risk? What are the impacts and implications of flooding in your community? How might this affect your family, home, and health? Learn more.
Flood risk Wherever rain falls, flooding can occur. Even if you live in an area with low or moderate flood risk, you are more likely to experience a flood than a fire in your home. It's also possible that your flood risk will change over time. Are you at risk? Learn More Climate & rainfall Our ability to anticipate flooding often requires that we look to the skies. Historic data and trends may provide a clue as to what to expect, but climate change is also expected to have new impacts on flooding in Illinois. Rain, rain, go away... Learn More Water quality Illinois has abundant water resources, but those resources are being impaired by excessive runoff and the discharge of pollutants into our waterways. Protect your water resources. Learn More Agencies & resources There are numerous agencies and resources available to those who would like to learn more about the rules, regulations, and requirements pertaining to floodplain and stormwater management. Want to learn more? Learn More