US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

District Projects

Watseka FRM Project, Watseka, IL - CAP Section 205

Published March 8, 2019

Contact
Program Manager
309-794-5690
cemvr-pm-web@usace.army.mil

Location
Watseka, Illinois

Description
The city of Watseka has faced increases in the frequency and depth of flood waters, causing record damage to personal property and public infrastructure. During flooding conditions the city of Watseka is split into two areas, creating a strain on public safety personnel, its citizens and increased emergency response times. An opportunity exists to identify feasible solutions to reduce impacts of flooding.

Background
The City of Watseka experienced flooding in the 1970’s and 1980’s and more recently historic flooding in 2008, 2015 and 2018. These flood events resulted in significant damages to infrastructure and cut off a major thoroughfare for regional trucking. During flooding the town is divided into two sections which results in isolation of the city hospital. Emergency vehicles have an unacceptably long detour to deliver patients to the hospital.

Status
The Sponsor decided to terminate the study in Jun 2018.  The City experienced the flood of record in February 2018 and is eligible for State Mitigation support at no cost to the City.

Authority
CA - Continuing Authorities - Section 205

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost   $84,785
Estimated Non-Federal Cost $0
Estimated Total Project Cost $84,788
Allocations Prior to FY 2019 $84,785
FY 2019 Allocation $0
FY 2019 Total Capability $0

 

Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2019: No Action, project terminated.