2015-2016 Winter Floods in Illinois: An Interactive Map
Widespread flooding from December 2015 to January 2016 was the result of warmer-than-usual temperatures and sustained rainfall across large sections of the Midwest. Extensive damage was reported in southern and western areas of the state along the Mississippi River. The interactive web tool below shows the extent of the damage as well as data for future floodplain management, planning, and mitigation. Using these and other tools, researchers can help plan to avoid and/or reduce flood losses by comparing observations of floods with expectations of flooding based on engineering models and flow statistics.
Maps, data, and imagery provided by the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and USGS.