Dam Removal Support


The Village of Riverside has been coordinating with the Army Corps of
Engineers (ACE) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
since the summer of 2010 to plan removal of the Hofmann and Fairbank
Dams along the Des Plaines River in Riverside. The Village has utilized
its Geographic Information System (GIS) to create maps that express
their desired alignment of access roads and seeding paths to minimize
the impact of construction activities on the landscape and existing
infrastructure. Using GIS, The Village’s tree inventory and other
important data could be shared with the ACE and IDNR to ease design
efforts for regarding of Swan Pond Park, also located along the Des
Plaines River in Riverside.