Incorporated in 1865, the City of Watseka grew along the banks of the Iroquois River and Sugar Creek. Much of the original settlement is in the floodplain, and was significantly affected in the 2008 Flood. As the FIRST COMPREHENSIVE PLAN for this small Midwest City of over 5,000 people, this is an opportunity to create a strategy to minimize the flood impacts in the future, and lay a bold plan for the future.