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Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission

EDITORIAL: Airport Authority reps should be local

Gary/Chicago International Airport is in the midst of big changes, from privatization to the runway extension to even a discussion of the route to future success. The Airport Authority must steer the airport well.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Little Cal commission can 'attend' meetings via conference telephone

MUNSTER | Members of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission can now participate in the group’s once-monthly meetings via conference telephone.

January 19, 2014 6:45 pm

Levee maintenance paramount, Little Cal panel chief says

MUNSTER | The region is entering the sixth year since the flood of 2008 and the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission is  doing whatever it possibly can to limit that from ever happening again.

January 18, 2014 7:59 pm

Weather delays completion of State Line flood control barrier

Weather continues to delay the State Line Avenue flood control barrier authorized by the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission.

December 21, 2013 8:00 pm

Final phase of Little Cal flood protection now in design stage

MUNSTER | The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission recently gave the green light to the largest deferred maintenance flood protection project along the river.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Build bridges locally, real and symbolic

Wednesday's opening of the new Columbia Avenue bridge on the Hammond-Munster border shows what can happen when local governments work together.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Related

Flood protection projects being completed along Little Cal

As the construction season nears an end, this year’s flood protection projects along the Little Calumet River are being completed in rapid order.

December 01, 2013 6:32 pm
Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

Restaurants, other businesses envisioned along Little Calumet River

Many people used to see the Little Calumet River as little more than a murky polluted ditch prone to nasty flooding, but now it is increasingly being looked at as a potential backdrop for restaurants and other businesses.

October 05, 2013 6:00 pm Photos


Panel shoring up Little Cal levee, removing vegetation in corridor

MUNSTER | A flurry of activity continues along the Little Calumet River to prevent any repeat of the September 2008 flood that devastated many parts of Northwest Indiana and cost nearly $1 billion to rectify.

September 22, 2013 7:14 pm

Highland engineer appointed to Little Calumet River panel

HAMMOND | Deborah Long has been appointed by Gov. Mike Pence to serve on the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission.

August 28, 2013 12:05 am

State finds no answers on Little Calumet fish kill

MUNSTER | What caused some 200 fish to die off suddenly in the Little Calumet River in late June may never be known.

July 12, 2013 6:45 pm

Friday's flood fighting drill canceled due to real flooding

GARY | A flood fighting drill scheduled Friday morning has been canceled because those involved in it are dealing with the real thing.

April 18, 2013 12:10 pm

Preparations ready for possible NWI flooding

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.

April 17, 2013 8:20 pm

New Little Cal flood fees to appear on property tax bills

Lake County property tax bills coming soon to mailboxes will include a new annual fee to help operate and maintain the flood control levee system along the Little Calumet River. All or parts of 15 communities throughout the county will be accessed the fee.

April 14, 2013 7:15 pm

Kennedy Avenue closes Wednesday night, Thursday morning for drill

HAMMOND | For 4.5 overnight hours Wednesday and Thursday, the west side of Kennedy Avenue and two of the interchanges with Interstate 80/94 will be closed in Hammond and Highland for a flood-fighting drill.

March 18, 2013 4:30 pm
Flood-fighting drill set for Kennedy Avenue this week

Flood-fighting drill set for Kennedy Avenue this week

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.

March 17, 2013 6:15 pm

Trees along Little Cal may cause flooding

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.

March 10, 2013 7:15 pm

Flood control drill to close Kennedy on March 20

A full-scale drill to practice protecting parts of Highland and Hammond during future flood events will shut down Kennedy Avenue at just after midnight March 20.

March 03, 2013 6:45 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

EDITORIAL: Tie airport board changes to RDA funding

Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau's legislation for Gary reforms, Senate Bill 585, is running into opposition in Northwest Indiana because of its proposed restructuring of the Gary/Chicago International Airport board of directors. This board revamp could be used as leverage to bring needed support…

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
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