Champaign-Urbana has already had 3.15 inches of rain for October – 56 hours into the month. Typical October rainfall is 3.26 inches. Rain gardens can be a beautiful way to absorb the storm, reducing runoff and flooding. Learn the ABCs of plantingyourself a rain garden by downloading The Southern Lake Michigan Rain Garden Manual.
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant brings together scientists, educators, policy makers, community decision makers, outreach specialists, business leaders, and the general public to work towards a healthy environment and economy. IISG is funded through NOAA, the University of Illinois and Purdue University.