The Urban Flooding Baseline Project

A quantitative and qualitative look at urban flooding in the Calumet Region of Cook County.

The Calumet Region, like much of Cook County, experiences flooding because of multiple factors. Explore this tool to see data about where it floods, why it floods, and who is most impacted by flooding.

The Urban Flooding Baseline Tool seeks to inform community residents, and municipal and regional leaders that flooding is experienced across communities, not just within individual homes. The tool provides content knowledge to assist with community advocacy, municipal action, and regional stormwater planning efforts. Flooding is a reality, but communities can take steps to reduce the impact.