Madison County, Illinois  Stormwater Management Madison County  Planning & Development Department Alan Dunstan Madison Cou...
Metro-East Stormwater Timeline 1991 1992 1995 1994 1993 1996 Stormwater Management and Coordinator Hired Informal meetings...
Current Efforts of  Metro-East Stormwater Management  <ul><li>Under the direction of Madison County, the Stormwater Manage...
EPA Phase II Storm Water Rules <ul><li>Involves 29 units of government in Madison County </li></ul><ul><li>Requires urbani...
Why Stormwater Management….. <ul><li>Increased development in both the uplands and bottomland areas with a lack of coordin...
Storm Water Legislation <ul><li>Senate Bill 1910 – Sponsored locally by Sen. Haine, Bowles and Reps. Hoffman, Holbrook, Re...
Storm Water Legislation <ul><li>Allows for the creation of a Storm Water Management Commission </li></ul><ul><li>The Commi...
Starting Points <ul><li>The principal initiative for the long term planning for storm water management has been the existi...
Project Goals <ul><li>The US Army Corps of Engineers ESL and Vicinity Flood Restoration Project is intended to: </li></ul>...
Project Details <ul><li>In general, the recommended plan consists of several project areas involving over  55,000 acres of...
Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Dobrey Slough Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new forested wetlands and corridors </li></ul>...
Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Elm Slough Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drains much of the bottoms area – including the Gatew...
Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Spring Lake Action Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide flood and sediment storage for Cantee...
Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Judy’s Burdick Sediment Basin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide for the reduction of sediment i...
Next Steps <ul><li>The ESL and Vicinity Restoration Project has been approved by the Corps and has been supported via subs...
Next Steps <ul><li>Chairman Dunstan pledges continued support for the Storm Water management effort  </li></ul><ul><li>Sum...
Metro Storm Water Commission <ul><li>The Commission… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 County Board members from upland and bottomla...
Metro Storm Water Commission <ul><li>Form the Commission membership </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the Commission’s operational...
The Commission…Moving Forward <ul><li>Develop a commitment for storm water management from communities, business and other...
Storm Water <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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Stormwater Presentation

  1. 1. Madison County, Illinois Stormwater Management Madison County Planning & Development Department Alan Dunstan Madison County Board Chairman
  2. 2. Metro-East Stormwater Timeline 1991 1992 1995 1994 1993 1996 Stormwater Management and Coordinator Hired Informal meetings compromised of County Engineers and District Conservationists Madison & St. Clair Counties create Metro-East Stormwater Runoff Committee Monroe County added to shared costs Flood of 93’ accelerates interest Counties formalize financial support via NRCS offices
  3. 3. Current Efforts of Metro-East Stormwater Management <ul><li>Under the direction of Madison County, the Stormwater Management: </li></ul><ul><li>Spearheads stormwater management projects </li></ul><ul><li>Works in close coordination with IDNR and the Corps of Engineers, applying for and receiving various grants for program progression </li></ul><ul><li>Conducts stream cleanups and workshops that exemplify and conform to US and IEPA Phase II Stormwater standards </li></ul><ul><li>Passes comprehensive Erosion Control and Storm Water Management ordinances to regulate new development in the County </li></ul>
  4. 4. EPA Phase II Storm Water Rules <ul><li>Involves 29 units of government in Madison County </li></ul><ul><li>Requires urbanized areas to implement programs and develop best practices to control runoff and establish: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public education – outreach and involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illicit discharge and outfall detection and elimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction site runoff controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution prevention – good housekeeping programs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why Stormwater Management….. <ul><li>Increased development in both the uplands and bottomland areas with a lack of coordinated stormwater management </li></ul><ul><li>Age and condition of local levee systems </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of 93-95 floods </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Scenario same as 1993 situation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Storm Water Legislation <ul><li>Senate Bill 1910 – Sponsored locally by Sen. Haine, Bowles and Reps. Hoffman, Holbrook, Reitz and initiated locally by the Madison County Storm Water Board and SWIMPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Passed both the House and Senate and signed by the Governor – provides the same authority as upstate counties to our area </li></ul>
  7. 7. Storm Water Legislation <ul><li>Allows for the creation of a Storm Water Management Commission </li></ul><ul><li>The Commission shall consist of equal members of both County Board and municipal representatives from the county’s watersheds </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the Commission/County to put a front door referendum on the ballot for a property tax or a 1/10 th sales tax (similar to the MEPRD) </li></ul><ul><li>Funds would be used for storm water improvements and to match funds for state and federal projects </li></ul>
  8. 8. Starting Points <ul><li>The principal initiative for the long term planning for storm water management has been the existing 1965 Corps of Engineers Project called the “ESL and Vicinity Interior Flood Control Project” – this project allows for review planning, engineering and now includes ecological restoration as a project purpose – added by Congressman Costello </li></ul>
  9. 9. Project Goals <ul><li>The US Army Corps of Engineers ESL and Vicinity Flood Restoration Project is intended to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore the Historic Floodplain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore the bio-diversity of flood plain plant and animal communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize upland erosion and manage sedimentation in the floodplain watershed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce flood damage in the bottoms </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Project Details <ul><li>In general, the recommended plan consists of several project areas involving over 55,000 acres of land </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore bottomland forest habitat 1705 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore prairie habitats 1111 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore marsh and scrub habitat 843 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore lake habitats 460 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore floodplain streams 10.4 miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct 131 tributary stream and detention basins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct embankments, control devices. Culverts, flap gates and new channels in 178 miles of streams </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Dobrey Slough Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new forested wetlands and corridors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new marsh and prairie areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate with existing plans to widen channels and cleanout stream and ditch areas </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Elm Slough Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drains much of the bottoms area – including the Gateway Commerce Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intended to restore capacities to diversion channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create new wetland – marsh areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install new pump and channel management systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate with drainage concerns in Horseshoe Lake </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Spring Lake Action Area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide flood and sediment storage for Canteen Creek </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove and replace levees, construct new reservoirs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add trails and bikeway to wet areas for recreation </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Selected Project Areas <ul><li>Judy’s Burdick Sediment Basin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide for the reduction of sediment in the County ditch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reroute Cahokia Canal and create new holding basins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install “riffle” pools in rerouted creek to limit erosion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Riffle Pool Pilot Project” now underway –Co-op with Glen Carbon-County-IDNR-Corps of Engineers </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Next Steps <ul><li>The ESL and Vicinity Restoration Project has been approved by the Corps and has been supported via subsequent E and W appropriations and several WRDA bills. Expected inclusion in next WRDA 07 </li></ul><ul><li>Once fully authorized – appropriations will be required </li></ul><ul><li>$195,000,000 project – will require local match funds </li></ul><ul><li>We are requesting “credit” for work already completed to provide match funds – Madison County has already bought properties for this effort in the bottoms area </li></ul><ul><li>Federal cost = $126,807,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Federal =$68,351,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Requests made to Congressional delegation to support the project </li></ul>
  16. 16. Next Steps <ul><li>Chairman Dunstan pledges continued support for the Storm Water management effort </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 07 Madison County will enter into a partnership with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center for interns and planning assistance in Planning and Development office </li></ul><ul><li>Madison County continues to support the efforts of the Phase II Program and coordinates municipal members efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Storm Water Office is relocating to the Madison County Administration bldg for closer consultation and system resources </li></ul><ul><li>Madison County has engaged in engineering analysis for Elm Slough and for various Chouteau and Nameoki Township drainage control projects </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated a Rodent Remediation program to trap Beavers with great success </li></ul><ul><li>Madison County will continue to apply for C2000 IDNR grants to aid in purchase of Corps designated properties for the restoration project </li></ul><ul><li>Madison County will continue the partnership with St. Clair, Monroe and other counties in storm water management efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Need to appoint members of the Storm Water Commission to provide overall policy direction and formulation of the storm water management plan(s) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Metro Storm Water Commission <ul><li>The Commission… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 County Board members from upland and bottomland communities by watershed and population densities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Municipally appointed members from upland and bottomland communities by watershed and population densities </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Metro Storm Water Commission <ul><li>Form the Commission membership </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the Commission’s operational rules – bylaws and membership, sub-committees </li></ul><ul><li>Take steps to develop a comprehensive storm water management plan to identify needs and problems – coordinate with Corps and IDNR </li></ul><ul><li>Seek funding sources locally and from the state and federal governments </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Commission…Moving Forward <ul><li>Develop a commitment for storm water management from communities, business and other interests </li></ul><ul><li>Use the watershed approach to manage storm water </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a comprehensive Storm Water Management plan </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate with the Corps on the ESL and Vicinity Restoration project </li></ul><ul><li>Assist local USDA agencies on watershed specific projects </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a public education component </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to facilitate Phase II Urban Storm water Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Assist local governments with municipal ordinances and information </li></ul>
  20. 20. Storm Water <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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