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Farm Creek, Illinois

Published March 10, 2020

Farm Creek, Illinois

The project includes two dry reservoirs (Fondulac and Farmdale) located on tributary streams to the Illinois Waterway upstream of Peoria, Illinois, providing flood control for East Peoria, Illinois. Regional economic impacts are $924,000 from an estimated 55,000 visits.

Flood protection is accomplished by two detention reservoirs, Farmdale and Fondulac, and by channel improvements in the lower reaches of Farm Creek, Cole Creek and Kerfoot Creek.  The reservoirs are normally empty, with the dry weather flow in the creeks passing through the outlet conduits.  Temporary storage in the reservoirs will commence only when the flow in the feeder streams exceeds the outlet capacity.  

Project is in operation.
Additional Information

Congressional Interest

Senators:  Richard Durbin (IL), Tammy Duckworth (IL)

Representatives: IL-17 (Cheri Bustos), IL-18 (Darin LaHood)

OM - Operations and Maintenance
Flood Control Act of 1944

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  N/A 
Estimated Non-Federal Cost N/A 
Estimated Total Project Cost N/A 
Allocations Prior to FY 2020 N/A 
FY 2020 Allocation   $594,000
FY 2020 Total Capability  $627,500 


Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2020: Funds will be used for routine maintenance of the two reservoirs, Farmdale and Fondulac, flood control work and related infrastructure. Funds will also be used for boundary inspection and marking, resolution of real estate encroachment near Fondulac Dam, and minimal annual stewardship activities to protect the health, sustainability and integrity of the public lands associated with the project, to include removal of nuisance trees and vegetation on project lands.

If funded, additional work would include Real Estate Encroachments, Environmental Stewardship and Maintenance.