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Big Run Creek
Responsible for Base Flood Elevation Determination Study. The purpose
of this study was to investigate the hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics
of the watershed and existing creek which bisects the site. By
using its expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, MeritCorp was
able to establish the floodplain delineation and base flood elevations
for Big Run Creek through the subject site.
This project consisted of many unique aspects, the most challenging
being that the site was almost entirely situated in a floodplain. MeritCorp
was able to develop a solution to this complex problem by creatively
grading the site to raise the building and parking out of the
floodplain. Compensation for the fill placement in the floodplain was
accomplished on-site using the same area that was designated for
storm water detention. The result was that no buildable land was lost
for our Client, while all requirements of the District were satisfied.
This project consisted of approximately 120 acres of master planned
community development that was bisected by a major waterway regulated
by the MWRD, Illinois DNR and FEMA. The proposed land plan
was extremely aggressive, leaving little space for storm water management
and floodplain areas. MeritCorp’s staff of experts was able to
work closely with the MWRD and complete a concept and design solution
which met the MWRD’s requirements while securing Illinois DNR
and FEMA concurrence and approval, saving our client valuable time
while not compromising the proposed land plan.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD)
MeritCorp is a prequalified MWRD consultant, demonstrating the confidence
the MWRD has in our firm. Projects completed for the MWRD
range from simple commercial or residential permitting requirements
to complex, large-scale processes involving floodplain, storm water
management and complex interceptor routing. Over the years, MeritCorp’s
team of experts has demonstrated the ability to meet MWRD
requirements and navigate complex policy while maintaining project
schedules that are crucial to a projects success.