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Gurnee: Foxconn Development Could Increase Flooding



The large Foxconn development in southeastern Wisconsin will increase flooding in Gurnee by two inches after a heavy rain, according to a village analysis of a report by Lake County Stormwater Management. And if development near Foxconn continues, officials said, the flooding could get 10 times worse.

David Ziegler, the village’s community development director, delivered his findings to the Gurnee village board this week. He based his analysis on the study Lake County commissioned in July, which found that the project will increase flooding along the Des Plaines River and degrade the quality of the waterway…

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