DYER | The Lake County surveyor's office is investigating the failure of a reinforcement wall recently built along a stretch of Plum Creek.
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Many roads closed due to flooding on Thursday were reopened on Friday as flood waters began to recede.
Heavy rain poured down Thursday on Northwest Indiana, causing road closures, flooding basements and threatening residents living near local rivers.
People drive through water Thursday on southbound Calumet Avenue near the Borman Expressway in Munster. One northbound lane of Calumet Avenue was closed from Broadmoor to the Borman Expressway because of high water.
A crew from Wiltjer Excavating Inc. takes a measurement Thursday at the Little Calumet River near Northcote Avenue in Munster.
A bladder and sandbags stand near the Northcote Avenue bridge at the Little Calumet River in Munster.
Motorists drive through high water Thursday on the Bishop Ford Freeway just north of the Calumet River.
Motorists drive through high water Thursday on the southbound Bishop Ford Freeway just north of the Calumet River.
A barricade blocks the Northcote Avenue bridge at the Little Calumet River in Munster due to high water.
Water floods an area Thursday at the Wolf Lake Industrial Center in Hammond.
Residents look at high water Thursday from the Northcote Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River in Munster.
Columbia Avenue at the Calumet River is blocked by a pile of sand on the north and a water-filled barrier to the south Thursday morning after Hammond workers closed the intersection at Columbia and Northcote avenues due to high water.
High water floods low-lying areas Thursday near River Drive in Hammond. The flooding also forced the closure of the intersection at Columbia and Northcote avenues.
Hammond Parks Department employee Ed Garreffa stands near the Little Calumet River at Columbia Avenue where Hammond city workers had started sandbagging the bridge near River Dr. early Thursday morning due to rising water that had reached the bottom of the bridge. Workers removed trees that …
GARY | A flood fighting drill scheduled Friday morning has been canceled because those involved in it are dealing with the real thing.
MUNSTER | As the rain continues over the next 24 hours, preparations are ready in every community to fight possible floodwaters, members of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission heard at Wednesday’s meeting.
HAMMOND | In September 2008, Interstate 80/94 running through Lake County was closed for a week as a result of flooding when the Little Calumet River overflowed an unfinished levee.
MUNSTER | Removal of the 2,500 damaged, diseased and dead trees between the Little Calumet River and the flood protection levee will begin around April 17.
MUNSTER | About 2,500 diseased and damaged trees between the Little Calumet River and the flood protection levee system designed and built under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must be removed.
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