Riverwoods Has Floodplains - Do You Live In One?
By Pat Glenn, Village Engineer
Spring (and winter) rains can sometimes bring flooding. While we do have some floodplains in Riverwoods, they are generally limited to two areas of the Village. FEMA Floodplain Maps and information are available at the Village Hall. Please come in during regular office hours and see if you are affected. We would like to remind you that flood insurance is mandatory if building in the floodplain along with using a federally regulated/insured bank for a loan. Come in and our Building Department Staff will be happy to help you with this information. The Village Engineer can also help you get Elevation Certificates. They already have information on file for some areas of the Village, and for a nominal fee will be able to help you get one for your property if needed. They are also available to try to help you address flooding problems. Please call the Building Department if you have any questions at 847-945-3990.