Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission
Wednesday's opening of the new Columbia Avenue bridge on the Hammond-Munster border shows what can happen when local governments work together.
As the construction season nears an end, this year’s flood protection projects along the Little Calumet River are being completed in rapid order.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | Deborah Long has been appointed by Gov. Mike Pence to serve on the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission.
MUNSTER | What caused some 200 fish to die off suddenly in the Little Calumet River in late June may never be known.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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…
MUNSTER | Problems with construction of the newly completed flood protection levee became an issue at Wednesday’s meeting of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission at Munster Town Hall.
MUNSTER | The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission couldn't pay bills or take any official action Wednesday because of a lack of quorum.
Voters in Indiana House District 4 face two candidates who have served as state representatives — Democrat Greg Simms and the incumbent, Republican Ed Soliday. The latter is the better choice.
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.
The flood of Sept. 12-14, 2008 isn’t just history to the thousands of people from Northwest Indiana and south suburban Illinois who experienced what one meteorologist calls “the perfect storm” of weather patterns.
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