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You Can Submerge Ottawa-On Your Computer that is

You can submerge Ottawa — on your computer, that is Charles Stanley, charless@mywebtimes.com, 815-431-4063 Mar 16, 2016 Buy Now On a new National Weather Service web page, Ottawa Building Official Mike Sutfin points out the faint image of the abandoned railroad bed which affects river flooding as predicted by a new computer.  Image Captured by Charles [...]

By | 2018-02-09T21:54:57+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on You Can Submerge Ottawa-On Your Computer that is

REZIN: Flood alliance helps keep us dry

Published in the Times July 20, 2017 To the Editor: Illinois is seeing firsthand the havoc flooding creates for people in Northern Illinois. Four counties have been declared disaster areas as the Fox River, Des Plaines River, Chain of Lakes and other waterways have wiped out property and infrastructure. The state of Illinois has the largest [...]

By | 2017-12-20T22:04:02+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on REZIN: Flood alliance helps keep us dry

Generator location offers Ottawa high level of savings

Sometimes stubbornness really pays off. For Ottawa, the savings was millions of dollars, according to Ron Davis, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s state hazard mitigation officer. “I’m the SHMO,” Davis likes to joke. The stubbornness was on the part of Ottawa Building Official Mike Sutfin, and it took place years ago when a backup generator was [...]

By | 2017-10-26T18:24:54+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Categories: News|0 Comments

OUR VIEW: Sen. Rezin’s flood control group to serve as model

THE ISSUE: Spreading the word on flood control OUR VIEW: Sen. Rezin’s group shows the way There are good lessons learned by state Sen. Sue Rezin’s flood control group. And now the Army Corps of Engineers plans to make them a best practices model for other communities. The Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance was created by [...]

By | 2017-12-11T21:31:17+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment

OUR VIEW: Goal achieved: Central site to fill new purpose

Published in the Times  July 23, 2017 THUMBS UP TO… a kick in the right direction. The Ottawa City Council last week agreed to allow the former Central School site to be used as temporary soccer fields, and there couldn’t be a better short-term solution to two long-term problems. In June, when Ottawa Soccer Club President [...]

By | 2017-12-20T21:59:39+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on OUR VIEW: Goal achieved: Central site to fill new purpose

‘Dry run’ for disaster: April near-flood confirms Rezin alliance value

Charles Stanley, charless@mywebtimes.com, 815-431-4063 Published in Times Sep 27, 2017   A catastrophic flood predicted to hit the Illinois River Valley in late April fortunately ended up not happening. But what happened was a communication network founded by State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, that included trained flood, public works and public safety officials from five counties and [...]

By | 2017-12-20T21:45:33+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on ‘Dry run’ for disaster: April near-flood confirms Rezin alliance value

Laser mapping of La Salle County set for spring

As the pulses bounce back to a receiver in the plane they will provide the raw data for a detailed three-dimensional image of the county. The technology is called light detection and ranging; officials use the acronym LiDAR. The resulting map will have a multitude of uses from helping to control flooding to applications in agriculture [...]

By | 2017-10-26T18:24:54+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments