CROWN POINT | Lake County officials said work on two south county major flood-control projects should be completed by the end of this month.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's staff told drainage officials Wednesday crews are wrapping up $1 million in drainage improvements for Heather Hills and Schererville Heights subdivisions, a residential area south of Schererville, early next month.
Work began in late July to remove silt from undersized ponds and drainage ways that should more efficiently channel high water northeast to Turkey Creek to mitigate periodic flooding experienced by residents of the about 300 homes.
Work also is concluding at Lake Dalecarlia, Martha Coakley, president of the Lake Dalecarlia Property Owners Association, said.
Some $564,000 in improvements to dams and waterway stabilization is taking place in the 82-year-old resort community of about 500 homes north of Lowell.