Wetlands being filled in, silt spilling into Des Plaines River due to Foxconn development, Lake County study finds

Read the full story in the Lake County News-Sun.

A recent Lake County Stormwater Management Commission study of the watershed around Phase 1 of the Foxconn development in southeast Wisconsin shows that compared to Lake County and Illinois standards for wetland and development mitigation, the rules for Foxconn will increase the amount of water and sediment headed south.

The report, released this week, comes with a backdrop of the National Weather Service’s 2019 Spring Flood and Water Outlook, which was released Friday and reported that this winter has been “the wettest winter on record for the Midwest,” according to the weather service’s website…

Initial results from the study have been posted on the commission’s website and will be open for public review and comment until April 8. The public has also been invited to weigh in on the report via email at stormwater@lakecountyil.gov.

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