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Flooding & Flood prevention

Sewer backup, groundwater seepage, and yard flooding

During periods of heavy rain, there are multiple types of flooding that can occur depending on how water enters a property. The most common types of flooding experienced by River Forest residents include:

The resulting levels of flooding based on these occurrences can vary from small puddles to multiple feet of water in a yard or basement, depending on many factors. By clicking on any one of the three links above you will be able to see more information about how that type of flooding occurs, what to do if it does occur and preventative measures that can be taken to minimize your risk in the first place.

Flood prevention assistance programs 

Help deal with flooding

Other flood resources