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Flooding Information

While flooding at your home is occurring, please call 847.810.3682.

If your basement or yard consistently floods, please consider scheduling a free consultation.  Contact Jim Lockefeer, Public Works Analyst, at 847.810.3542.

Please click here to view the brochure about flash flooding, its dangers, and what you can do to prepare.

Sign up for Emergency Weather notifications here.  

Below are links to important information shared at the October 19, 2017 Lake County Stormwater Management Commission's "Homeowners Floodproofing Workshop & Expo":

The City hosted a Storm Sewer Informational Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Gorton from 7-9 p.m. Please click here to view the meeting presentation. 

The following documents were also available as handouts at the meeting

City's Stormwater Management Brochure

Lake Forest Collaborative for Environmental Leadership - Stormwater Brochure 

Lake County Loan Assistance

Flooding $750 Tax Credit Sheet

Basement Flood Proofing Diagrams

Stormwater Policy & Stormwater Program Plan

The following information can be viewed at the links below:

The City of Lake Forest Stormwater Management Policy (Approved by City Council on March 7, 2016, Modifications Approved by City Council on February 19, 2019)

The City of Lake Forest Stormwater Management Program Plan

The City of Lake Forest IEPA Annual Facility Inspection Reports:


Year 17

Year 16

Year 15

Year 14

Year 13

Year 12

Year 11

Sustainable Stormwater Practices

Rain Gardens

Rain Barrels


Permeable Driveways & Patios






220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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