Contact Us

  NOTE: OWR does not handle Boating, Fishing or Wildlife issues. Contact 217-782-6302 or DNR Website

Office of Water Resources Director

  • Loren Wobig, Director (217) 782-9130, (312) 793-3123

  • -, Executive Secretary (217) 782-0900

Division of Capital Programs

  • Rick Pohlman, P.E., Division Manager (217) 782-4732

    • Technical Assistance
    • Capital Projects
    • Interstate Planning
    • Cooperation with local communities
  • Megan McKinney, Executive Secretary (217) 782-4636

  • Wes Cattoor, P.E., Acting Chief of Engineering Studies (217) 524-2387

    • Watershed Planning
    • Hydrology and Hydraulics
    • Flood Damage Calculations
  • Wei Han, P.E. (217) 782- 4847

    • Water Supply Planning
  • Ted Montrey, P.E., S.E. Chief of Design and Construction (217) 782-4439

    • Project Design
    • Construction Management
  • Jason Reddy, Acting Chief of Operations (217) 782-4732

    • Operation of McHenry and Sinnissippi Dam

  • Lee Woodward, PLS. Chief of Surveys (217) 782-4544

    • Surveys and Mapping

Planning Division Questions (217) 782-4636 or Email


Division of Water Resource Management

  • Stephen C. Altman, P.E., CFM, Division Manager (217) 524-1028

    • All OWR Permitting Programs
    • National Flood Insurance Program
    • Flood Mitigation Buyouts
  • Emily White, Springfield Executive Secretary (217) 782-0900

  • Cathy Reilly, Bartlett Executive Secretary (Construction & Operations) (847) 608-3112

  • Bill Milner, P.E., CFM Chief, Downstate Regulatory Programs (All Illinois counties excluding. Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will) (217) 524-1458

    • Permits for construction in floodplain/ floodway
    • Permits for Public Bodies of Water
  • Bill Boyd, P.E. Chief, Northeastern Illinois Regulatory Programs Section (Six NE IL counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will) (847) 608-3116

    • Permits for construction in floodplain/ floodway
    • Permits for Public Bodies of Water

       

  • Land Rights Section (217) 782-0900

  • James Kessen, P.E., Acting Chief, Lake Michigan Programs (312) 793-0990

    • Lake Michigan Water Allocation
    • Lake Michigan Permitting
  • Erin Conley , State of Illinois National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator  (217) 782-4428  

    • National Flood Insurance Program Administration statewide
    • Flood Insurance
    • Flood Mitigation Buyouts
    • Floodplain regulations administration and enforcement
  • ​Marilyn Sucoe ,  P.E. CFM, NE IL Floodplain Programs Manager (847) 608-3181 

    • National Flood Insurance Program in Cook County, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties
    • Flood Insurance
    • Letter of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision 
    • Floodplain regulations administration and enforcement 
  • Paul Mauer, P.E. Chief, Dam Safety Section (217) 782-4427

    • Dam Safety Permits

Water Resource Management Questions (217) 782-4427 or Email

Social Media

Webmaster

Phaedra Whitlock,
OWR Webmaster
(217) 524-1052 or
Email: dnr.owrplanning@illinois.gov


Springfield Office

One Natural Resources Way, 2nd Floor,
Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271
( State Fairgrounds, Gate 7 )
Phone: (217) 524-1458
FAX: (217) 785-5014

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Chicago Office

160 N. LaSalle St, Suite S-703,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312) 793-3123
FAX: (312) 793-5968

Google Maps Link

Region 2 Office

2050 W. Stearns Road ,
Bartlett, Illinois 60103
Phone: (847) 608-3116
FAX: (847) 608-3109

Google Maps Link

William G. Stratton / Thomas A. Boldger Lock & Dam

2910 West State Park Road
McHenry, Illinois 60050
Phone: (815) 385-2848
FAX: (815) 385-2446