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Illinois River Flood Study Meeting Set

Save the Illinois River, Inc. | Environment | April 06, 2023

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Flooding at Arrowhead Resort, Illinois River near Tahlequah, OK-STIR Photo

USACE to host public meeting on Illinois River Flood Study
Published April 5, 2023

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - The U.S Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Cherokee Nation and Grand River Dam Authority will host a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 11 at the First Baptist Church, located at 2000 Dawn Hill Road, Siloam Springs, AR to discuss the findings of the Illinois River Flood Study.

The Illinois River originates in northwest Arkansas, west of Fayetteville, where it flows approximately 40 miles to the Arkansas-Oklahoma border.

Since the mid-2000’s, the Illinois River has seen an increase in flooding. Since 2011, it has exceeded a 25-year flood level twice and a 100-year flood level once.

In 2020, USACE was asked to conduct the study to determine the major contributing factors to increased flooding on the mainstem of the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma. The public meeting will allow USACE to share its findings with the public and other interested stakeholders.

Those interested are encouraged to stop by at any time during the meeting. USACE representatives will be available to answer questions.

For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office by phone at 501-324-5551 or by email at