Chicago District Water Management

Published March 21, 2024
Updated: March 21, 2024

Lower Appleton Dam Photo
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The Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering section is responsible for the daily operation of four multi-purpose reservoir projects within Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and the collection and dissemination of data associated with those projects in regard to reservoir control and water quality.

The team provides guidance on management of competing purposes at district reservoirs which include:

  • Water Supply
  • Low-Flow Augmentation
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Recreation
  • Flood Control

Our hydraulic engineers utilize the Corps Water Management System (CWMS) to analyze real-time lake and river conditions in order to provide time sensitive forecasts to the National Weather Service.

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