Tracking drainage issues using GIS


Rear yard drainage is a notable topic in Riverside these days as the
village is preparing to have some drainage studies performed. The
village has been using its GIS (Geographic Information System) program
to track drainage complaints over the past two years to realize where,
away from the Des Plaines River, residents are experiencing flooding or
drainage problems.

Imagery, elevation, and structural improvements data will be provided
by the GIS for the drainage study locations and potential solutions
will be provided by the contracted consultants. Hopefully some
economically feasible solutions will be realized and the storm drainage
for these residents will become more predictable than the weather.