In their continuing effort to find solutions for the problem of flooding at Glen Ellyn’s Lake Ellyn, Village officials on Monday approved a $38,000 computer-modeling project to help analyze ways to increase the lake’s discharge rate, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the paper, the modeling will be provided by Engineering Resource Associates and is part of a larger effort to try to raise the discharge rate from 37 cubic feet per second to the DuPage County maximum of 61.4—and, if the County cooperates, perhaps even more.
“If we can go above 61 cubic feet per second and it looks like it's feasible, then that means doing some additional studies and working closely with DuPage County," the paper quoted Glen Ellyn professional engineer Bob Minix saying.
According to the Suburban Life, results from the modeling are expected later in 2013.
"We are hopeful that we can do a sweep of possible discharge rates, come up with what our maximum would be before we start getting to the threshold that we're causing adverse impacts or impacts that we cannot do something about per se," the paper quoted Minix saying.
In June, Village trustees also approved a $59,000 study from RHMG Engineers to design a proposal for increasing the discharge rate.