There are two main flood hazard areas in Oswego: The Fox River and Waubonsee Creek.
While the Village cannot prevent flooding, we do take several steps to reduce its impact. Before a project is constructed, Village Staff works with the developer to ensure that the proposed project minimizes the impact to adjacent properties. A new project must meet the stringent guidelines established in the Village Code and other regulations established at the state and federal levels.
The Village participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Real-time flood stage information is now available for the Fox River and for Waubonsee Creek. For more information on the river gauges, view the Real-time Flood Stage Information page.