Every square foot dredged stores 7.5 gallons; 7.5 gallons of elasticity with every foot. Dollar for dollar no better flood control investment; but it still won't stop flash flooding if it comes down too hard. In that case, we need the ability to flow water too. That's where the flow improvement projects (Lake Drive/162) deliver. The truth is you need both.
If you go to:
You will see that 8 of the last ten recent crests (and most historic crests) were between April and Early July. The dry season in Southern Illinois begins about July 4 and lasts til fall.
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