City to test waters with survey about canal
Feedback on usage sought from people in both Twin Cities
ROCK FALLS – The city soon will ask the community for its input to help determine its direction regarding the Hennepin Canal.
Members of the Hennepin Canal committee are working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to study the benefits and feasibility of annexing, then leasing, the 2.2-mile stretch of the Hennepin Feeder Canal into the city.
The city has contacted Western Illinois University for its help in creating a survey to gauge how Rock Falls and Sterling residents feel about annexing a portion of the canal into Rock Falls, Alderman Jim Schuneman said.