St. Charles generally has not experienced widespread damage due to flooding. However there are local flood hazard areas throughout Kane County. Flooding from the Fox River, Ferson Creek, State Street Creek, 7th Avenue Creek, and Norton Creek usually can be forecast in advance. But flash flooding along these rivers and numerous tributaries to these waterways may occur suddenly and unexpectedly.
Visit the City’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov/flood, for additional information and links to various flood-related sites. You also can find out if your property is in the 100-year floodplain, and access maps and other flood-related information at the Public Works Engineering Division,1405 South 7thAvenue. Elevation Certificates dating back to the early 1990s also are available. Call the Public Works Engineering Division at 630-377-4486 for further assistance.