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Flood Control

Some Valpo parks are meant to flood

The Aug. 23 Times article, "Residents rescued from high floodwater," included two photos of Valparaiso's Fairgrounds Park with captions possibly implying that the park flooding was not supposed to happen. It was intentional.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lake needs this bitter medicine

Lake County commissioners are expected to vote today to veto the income tax approved by the Lake County Council. The veto should fail.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Replenish rainy day funds for flood control

People in the Chicago area, including Northwest Indiana, have seen the wrath of nature this week. Flooded roads. Flooded basements. Commuting nightmares.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Marshall gets early start on Chautauqua Park project

VALPARAISO | It's contract won't take effect for another couple of weeks, but G.E. Marshall already is at work on the first phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project.

March 29, 2013 8:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Corps hits brick wall on Little Calumet

The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission was right to go against the Army Corps of Engineers' wishes last week in voting for a quick, $100,000 flood control project while waiting for the corps to come up with its own proposal.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am

Final leg of flood control project on River Drive could begin next year

HAMMOND | The final leg of a key flood control project could start on River Drive in the summer.

November 10, 2012 5:12 pm

Governor appoints two new members to Little Cal Commission

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels this week appointed two new members to the commission that oversees Little Calumet River levees in Lake County and reappointed two Valparaiso residents to other state boards.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am

Drain board is Van Til's fortress of solitude

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has found shelter from the political storm that has erupted over his head in recent weeks.

July 18, 2012 5:45 pm

Answer these questions before dunning me for $45

Yes, I will pay my $45 per year for maintenance of the flood control system for Northwest Indiana. But I would like a few questions answered about what will actually happen to my money.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am

Governor has until Sunday to sign Little Cal River fee plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has until Sunday to sign or veto legislation requiring Lake County property owners in the Little Calumet River and Burns Waterway watersheds to pay an annual per-parcel fee for maintenance of Little Calumet River levees.

March 13, 2012 8:15 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Resolve issues on Little Calumet, tributaries

We now face the dilemma of having spent $250 million on flood prevention construction for the Little Calumet River, just a part of the Little Calumet River basin that includes the trunk stream's tributaries — the watershed. Yet without a working system of operations and maintenance, the Litt…

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

State approves funds for Kankakee River flood control

INDIANAPOLIS | Flood control work along the Kankakee River should start soon after the State Budget Committee on Wednesday approved spending $470,000 on several projects.

December 14, 2011 3:30 pm

Lansing to use $300,000 state grant to upgrade Little Cal dikes

LANSING | Village officials plan to use a $300,000 state grant to upgrade dikes along the Little Calumet River. The improvements, in turn, could qualify the village for federal funds to maintain the dikes.

November 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Town planning drainage upgrades

MERRILLVILLE | The Stormwater Management Department is staying busy with multiple projects.

October 09, 2011 8:15 pm
Van Til, McDermott pitch conservancy plan

Van Til, McDermott pitch conservancy plan

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and Lake County Surveyor George Van Til have unveiled a sweeping plan to pay for Little Calumet River levee maintenance through Porter and Lake counties with a new fee on property owners.

May 25, 2011 10:45 am Related

Lake County association looks at ways to alleviate flooding

MERRILLVILLE | A conservation organization hopes it can alleviate flooding problems in various areas of Lake County.

March 01, 2011 12:00 am

Kankakee's doing just fine, river watchers say

Flood warnings have been posted for the Kankakee River at unincorporated Shelby and its western neighbor Sumava Resorts, but residents there said the levees are keeping them dry.

March 01, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Watershed year for Little Calumet

EDITORIAL: Watershed year for Little Calumet

The Little Calumet River levee system is essentially done. Now the maintenance must be arranged before the levees are done for.

February 21, 2011 12:00 am Related

Cops: Surveyor contractor confronted by family

LOWELL | The Lake County surveyor's efforts to improve flood control near Lowell created a brief standoff with a property owner, police said.

January 20, 2011 12:00 am
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