Planning and Development - Division of Water Resources

Water Resources Action Plan - Update

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Water Is Necessary for Life, Health, and Economic Opportunity

McHenry County residents are fortunate to have ample water resources including groundwater aquifers and aquatic habitats.  However, these water resources are vulnerable and need to be protected or restored so they may continue providing the benefits that we depend on.

You can be part of the solution by joining the Water Resources Action Plan (WRAP) Task Force that will be updating the county’s existing plan with the most current data and management strategies.  The Task Force meetings are open to anyone with an interest in protecting water resources.  Municipalities can also get credit for their NPDES MS4 Permits through participation in the Task Force.

The updated WRAP will be a comprehensive guide designed to educate decision-makers from the county, municipalities, businesses and individuals about water resources, the potential threats to those resources, and Best Management Practices that can help protect or restore them.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and to help shape the future of water resource planning and protection in McHenry County. 

If you have not been able to attend a meeting yet, you are still welcome to attend any of the upcoming Task Force meetings.  Check below for meeting dates, topics and speakers.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!


Meeting Dates, Topics, And Speakers

All meetings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

McHenry County Administration Building
Conference Room A
667 Ware Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

Meeting 1 - April 10, 2019: Hydrogeology/Natural Resources
Meeting 2 - May 8, 2019: Hydrogeology, Water Quantity/Quality, Chloride Remediation
Meeting 4 - July 10, 2019: Water Pollution/Treatment
Meeting 6 - September 11, 2019: ANNUAL WATER FORUM (Flooding)
Meeting 10 - January 8, 2020: Agriculture
Meeting 11 - February 12, 2020: TBA/Draft WRAP Review
Meeting 12 - March 11, 2020: TBA/Draft WRAP Review


Reference Documents


For more Information Contact

Scott Kuykendall, Water Resources Specialist at 815-334-2863 [email protected] or
Kim Kolner, Planning Division Manager at 815-334-4555  [email protected]

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