Elmhurst Quarry diverts flood waters from city
Following an April 17 flood in Elmhurst, Illinois, the city’s Elmhurst Quarry began taking water to help control flood waters at 6:30 p.m. the day flooding began, Elmhurst Patch reported.
The 8,300 acre-foot Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility uses the old Elmhurst Chicago Stone Quarry to divert flood water from the city. The quarry uses a 400-foot long tunnel to carry the water to quarry when Salt Creek water elevation near flood stage.
The largest of the quarry’s two lobes, which hold the water, is 200 feet deep.
According to another Elmhurst Patch report, the quarry can hold 2.7 billion gallons of water.
As of April 19, the quarry was half-full, taking 1.35 million gallons of water, and still fully operational.
MORE FROM Aggbeat Online
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Follow these best practices for safe crushing operations257 Views
- What to expect at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg show256 Views
- 25 Days of RollOuts: Atlas Copco’s bucket crushers242 Views
- Rare dinosaur skeleton found in quarry sells for more than $544,000166 Views
- Komatsu's WA1200-6 wheel loader offers more horsepower, lower costs156 Views