SWCD personnel are currently working from home.  The best way to contact the SWCD is via email.


The November 18, 2020 board meeting has been cancelled.

We serve Stephenson County in Northwest Illinois.
We are approximately two hours west of Chicago.

Get to know us

Our Mission:

“Leading people to conserve, improve & sustain our natural resources and environment.”

Freedom of Information Act Officers:
Lorna Chezem – info@stephensonswcd.org
Aaron Dinderman – Aaron.Dinderman@usda.gov
Jim Hutchison – graceacres57@hotmail.com

Stephenson County Townships

Local Weather


Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Pecatonica River Stage

RSS FEEI2 Pecatonica River at Freeport (Illinois)
  • Observation - FEEI2 - Pecatonica River at Freeport (Illinois) November 23, 2020
    Flood Categories Primary (ft) Action : 11.5 ft Minor : 13 ft Moderate : 14 ft Major : 16 ft Secondary (kcfs) Action : Not Set Minor : Not Set Moderate : Not Set Major : Not Set Gauge Data Latest Observation Category: Normal Latest Observation: 5.93 ft Latest Observation (Secondary): 1.17 kcfs Observation Time: […]