This ACEC-award-winning project included restoration of 3,200 LF of Addison Creek, the establishment of approximately 2.5 acres of additional wetland and waters of the United States and the removal of two low flow dams. The Addison Creek River Conservancy District, MWRD, City of Northlake and CBBEL worked together to create diverse flood plain emergent wetlands and bordering native prairie buffers. This project significantly improved water quality by restoring a highly eroded shoreline, improved fish movement by eliminating two low flow dams and lowered the flood plain within the project area.

Click here to see an overview of the project presented by Northlake Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin.

The Details


Northlake, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

$4.5 million/$200,000


City of Northlake