Salt Creek and its watershed are located in northeast Illinois. Covering roughly 150 square miles, the Salt Creek watershed incorporates more than 30 municipalities that are home to nearly half a million people. It starts in northwest Cook County, runs south and east through DuPage County, and empties into the Des Plaines River in central Cook County. If you live in one of these communities, you live in the Salt Creek watershed.


The material presented in this website seeks to provide some basic concepts related to watersheds, impart specific information about our own Salt Creek watershed, and give the viewer up-to-date information concerning Salt Creek Watershed Network and its activities.