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Changing Climate = Changing Standards

At Wilmette stormwater meetings, residents often complain that stormwater projects are based on outdated standards. For example, the Option 3 Neighborhood Storage project is supposed to serve most of the westside for a “10-year storm,” but a “10-year” storm now seems to occur every couple years. I share …

It’s May: Time for a Rainfall Update!

It’s almost the end of May and the spring rainy season… Time for our annual update on spring showers and local rainfall trends! May 2018 Rainstorm As far as I know, Wilmette’s first big downpour came late in the season this year, on May 21, 2018. Village staff …

Summer Downpour

Saturday was one of those hot summer afternoons at the beach that ends with a downpour. One minute I was walking along a path at Gillson Park, enjoying a view of the lake between the sand dunes, smelling delicious slow-cook barbecue, and hearing the joyful hub-bub of kids …

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