The MWRD broke ground on the first of two major projects that will provide flood control benefits for six communities in the west suburbs along Addison Creek. The 600-acre-foot Addison Creek Reservoir will hold close to 200 million gallons of storage capacity and connect with the Addison Creek Channel. The estimated $63 million reservoir along with the Addison Creek Channel Improvement project will help alleviate public health and safety concerns by reducing overbank flooding to approximately 2,200 structures along the creek from Northlake to Broadview, including 1,700 structures that will be removed from the floodplain. The reservoir will provide approx. $116 million in flood benefits and create approximately 633 construction-related jobs.

Benefiting communities:

  • Bellwood
  • Broadview
  • Melrose Park
  • Northlake
  • Stone Park
  • Westchester

Addison Creek Reservoir and Channel Improvement Project Map