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Little Calumet River Basin Commission

Little Cal Commission OK's two watershed projects, tables third

MUNSTER | The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission recently approved funding for two of the initial three projects submitted by municipalities and government entities to improve the Little Calumet River watershed.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Official: Political will wanes for trash consolidation in wake of trash-to-ethanol

The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Lake commissioners give thumbs up to new E-911 director

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners gave their conditional nod of approval Wednesday to Brian R. Hitchcock as the next county E-911 director.

June 05, 2013 7:45 pm
Lessons learned in flood-fighting practice could prevent future destruction

Lessons learned in flood-fighting practice could prevent future destruction

Snow, carried by frigid westerly winds, blew across the huge light towers that illuminated an army of workers and equipment battling to stay ahead of churning, rising river water and temperatures hovering in the teens.

March 21, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Tree clearing along Little Cal to begin in mid-April

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.

March 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Little Cal Commission going ahead with State Line flood protection

MUNSTER |  The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission voted unanimously recently to put up a flood protection structure this spring along 3,000 feet of State Line Avenue between Hammond and Calumet City.

February 23, 2013 5:47 pm

County on board for Columbia Ave. bridge project

MUNSTER | Lake County commissioners signed an agreement Wednesday to bear half the cost of reconstructing the Columbia Avenue bridge over the Little Calumet River.

February 06, 2013 7:15 pm
Northwest Indiana preparing for Isaac

Northwest Indiana preparing for Isaac

Lessons learned during the flood of 2008 are translating into advanced preparation for the arrival this weekend of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.

August 30, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Hobart officials question flood control bill

HOBART| The City Council on Wednesday voiced concerns but took no action in response to a Lake County flood control bill being considered by the Indiana General Assembly.

January 18, 2012 10:30 pm

Little Cal River flood control project lands $7.1 million

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Nearly $31 million in new federal funding will pour into Northwest Indiana to fight flooding, promote economic development and preserve natural resources, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, announced Thursday.

January 05, 2012 7:30 pm

Compromise could pave way for Little Cal maintenance

Two of the main antagonists in the fight over maintenance of the 22-mile Little Calumet River flood levee have come to agreement on who should do it and how to pay for it.

December 20, 2011 11:30 am

Little Calumet River levee repairs continue

MUNSTER | As the deadline for completion of the Little Calumet River levee project draws near, the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission continues to dole out dwindling funds for long-deferred maintenance in older portions of the levee system.

November 16, 2011 8:56 pm

Izaak Walton League asks Little Cal commission to replace wetlands

MUNSTER | The Porter County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is urging the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission to replace wetlands as part of its flood control project.

November 16, 2011 9:44 am

Drill simulates Kennedy Avenue flooding closure

HIGHLAND | The periodic but heavy downpours made a recent emergency drill of the Little Calumet River flood protection system all the more real, according to Dan Repay, executive director of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission.

October 03, 2011 10:00 pm

Lake County surveyor backs out of Little Cal presentation in Munster

MUNSTER | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's presentation of a plan to create a Little Calumet River conservancy district before the Munster Town Council and town residents is dead in the water for a second time.

July 31, 2011 7:25 pm
MARK KIESLING: Politics can make even sane people crazy

MARK KIESLING: Politics can make even sane people crazy

I don't understand why everything in Lake County has to become politicized.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am

Would district conserve flood spending?

County Surveyor George Van Til wants to form a new taxing district over nearly 160,000 north county property parcels to raise more than $3 million annually to continue shoring up the flood-prone Little Calumet River and its tributaries.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
Flooding fears return to residents along Little Calumet River

Flooding fears return to residents along Little Calumet River

MUNSTER | The torrential downpours of the past few days have raised the water levels throughout the Little Calumet River watershed and the fears of flooding in residents who live along those waterways.

June 10, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission executive session

Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission executive session

Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission executive session will meet June 8, 2011.

June 06, 2011 1:13 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Little Calumet project needs perpetual maintenance

I was terribly disappointed to read the operations and maintenance bill for the Little Calumet River drainage basin was withdrawn from the Indiana House of Representatives and it appears it will not be voted on. Why?

February 23, 2011 12:00 am
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