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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Report finds stormwater controls for Foxconn development area will maintain or reduce flood flows

This week, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) released its floodplain evaluation of the proposed Village of Mount Pleasant Electronic & Information Technology Manufacturing (EITM) Zone and associated roadway expansion that is located within the Pike River watershed. The report found that the proposed stormwater controls for the area, based on existing stormwater ordinances, will widely protect downstream rivers and land from increased flooding.

“We applaud the work of the Village of Mount Pleasant and Foxconn in developing an effective stormwater control plan that ensures the health of our waterways and protects downstream land,” said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave. “This report reinforces SEWRPC’s findings from June 2018, when it determined that stormwater control plans also effectively reduced flooding risk in the Des Plaines Watershed.”

Through hydrologic modeling, SEWRPC tested the ability of the proposed stormwater facilities to control runoff from the anticipated increased level of development.

The study demonstrated that the stormwater controls will be effective at maintaining or reducing downstream flood flows.

“We thank SEWRPC for its diligence in this analysis,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser. “We will continue to work cooperatively with SEWRPC, the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County to address stormwater concerns, remedy stormwater issues that arise, and protect land in Kenosha County and beyond.” 

To view SEWRPC’s report, visit https://dnr.wi.gov/Business/documents/Foxconn/SEWRPCMemo20190410.pdf.

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