The Embarras River watershed includes parts of Champaign, Douglas, Vermilion, Edgar, Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Jasper, Effingham, Crawford, Richland, and Lawrence Counties in Illinois.


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Water Survey to analyze flood risks in eight east-central and southeastern Illinois counties

Jan 27, 2023
Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) crews are starting to collect data within the Embarras River watershed as part of a multiple-phase hydrologic and hydraulic study to help local communities identify areas of high flood risk for flood mitigation planning. Results from the new study will be used to update the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), which typically depict the 1 percent and 0.2 percent annual-chance floodplains.

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