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Year Published: 1998

Geologic, hydrologic, and water-quality data from selected boreholes and wells in and near Belvidere, Illinois, 1989-96

This report presents selected geologic, hydrologic, and water-quality data collected in and near Belvidere, Ill., during 1989-96. The data were collected primarily by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of an ongoing ground-water study of the glacial drift aquifer and bedrock aquifers of Ordovician and...

Mills, P.C.; Yeskis, D.J.; Straub, T.D.
Geologic, hydrologic, and water-quality data from selected boreholes and wells in and near Belvidere, Illinois, 1989-96; 1998; OFR; 97-242; Mills, P. C.; Yeskis, D. J.; Straub, T. D.

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Year Published: 1998

Water withdrawals in Illinois, 1995

Avery, Charles F.
Water withdrawals in Illinois, 1995; 1998; FS; 063-98; Avery, Charles F.

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Year Published: 1998

Rainfall in and near Du Page County, Illinois, October 1991-September 1995

Twenty-four hour rainfall data are presented for 11 rain gages in and near Du Page County, Illinois. Daily rainfall totals were recorded from October 1, 1991, to September 30, 1995. Station descriptions include site identifiers, locations, drainage basins, types of instrumentation, accuracy, and periods of record. Missing and partial rainfall data...

Straub, T.D.; Hornewer, Nancy J.; Duncker, James J.
Rainfall in and near Du Page County, Illinois, October 1991-September 1995; 1998; OFR; 97-582; Straub, T. D.; Hornewer, N. J.; Duncker, J. J.

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Year Published: 1997

Characterization of fill deposits in the Calumet region of northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois

In October 1993, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, began a study of the fill deposits in the Calumet region of northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois. Fill in this area is a mixture of steel-industry wastes, other industrial waste, municipal solid waste, dredging spoil, construction...

Kay, Robert T.; Greeman, Theodore K.; Duwelius, Richard F.; King, Robin B.; Nazimek, John E.; Petrovski, David M.
Characterization of fill deposits in the Calumet region of northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois; 1997; WRI; 96-4126; Kay, Robert T.; Greeman, Theodore K.; Duwelius, Richard F.; King, Robin B.; Nazimek, John E.; Petrovski, David M.

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Year Published: 1996

Estimated water withdrawals and use in Illinois, 1990

The total amount of water withdrawn in Illinois during 1990 was about 18,016 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). This amount was about 740 Mgal/d less than in 1988. The total water withdrawn for thermoelectric-power generation was about 15,170 Mgal/d; about 370 Mgal/d was consumptively used. About 936 Mgal/d, or 33 percent, of the total water...

Avery, C.C.
Estimated water withdrawals and use in Illinois, 1990; 1996; OFR; 96-396; Avery, C. C.

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Year Published: 1996

Geohydrology, Water Levels and Directions of Flow, and Occurrence of Light-Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids on Ground Water in Northwestern Indiana and the Lake Calumet Area of Northeastern Illinois

A study was performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to describe the geohydrology and distribution of light-nonaqueousphase liquids in an industrialized area of northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois. The geologic units of concern underlying this area are the carbonates of the...

Kay, Robert T.; Duwelius, Richard F.; Brown, Timothy A.; Micke, Frederick A.; Witt-Smith, Carol A.
Geohydrology, Water Levels and Directions of Flow, and Occurrence of Light-Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids on Ground Water in Northwestern Indiana and the Lake Calumet Area of Northeastern Illinois; 1996; WRI; 95-4253; Kay, Robert T.; Duwelius, Richard F.; Brown, Timothy A.; Micke, Frederick A.; Witt-Smith, Carol A.

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Year Published: 1995

Estimated water withdrawals and use in Illinois, 1988

The total amount of water withdrawn in Illinois during 1988 was about 18,756 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). About 1,170 Mgal/d, or 37 percent, of the total water withdrawn in Illinois, excluding withdrawals for thermoelectric-power generation, was ground water; about 1,998 Mgal/d of surface water was withdrawn and used, excluding withdrawals...

Avery, C.F.
Estimated water withdrawals and use in Illinois, 1988; 1995; OFR; 95-309; Avery, C. F.

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Year Published: 1994

Proceedings Abstracts: American Water Resources Association's Symposium on the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program--November 7-9, 1994, Chicago, Illinois

Approximately 418,000 pounds of triazine herbicides are applied annually to control weeds in crops grown in the Albemarle-Pamilico Sound drainage basin, located in North Carolina and Virginia. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to detect concentrations of total triazine herbicides in streams draining into Albemarle-Pamlico Sound. Water...

Sorenson, Stephen K.
Proceedings Abstracts: American Water Resources Association's Symposium on the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program--November 7-9, 1994, Chicago, Illinois; 1994; OFR; 94-397; Edited by Sorenson, Stephen K.

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Year Published: 1993

Water-level, velocity, and dye measurements in the Chicago tunnels

On April 13, 1992, a section of a 100-year-old underground freight tunnel in downtown Chicago, Illinois was breached where the tunnel crosses under the Chicago River, about 15 meters below land surface. The breach allowed water from the Chicago River to flow into the freight tunnels and into buildings connected to the tunnels. As a result, utility...

Oberg, K.A.; Schmidt, A.R.
Water-level, velocity, and dye measurements in the Chicago tunnels; 1993; Conference Paper; Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering; Oberg, K. A.; Schmidt, A. R.

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Year Published: 1991

Determination of water use in Rockford and Kankakee areas, Illinois

Amounts of water withdrawn, delivered, consumed, released, returned, and lost or gained during conveyance were determined for six communities--Rockford, Loves Park, North Park, Kankakee, Bourbonnais, and Bradley--served by the public-water systems in the Rockford and the Kankakee areas of Illinois. Water-use categories studied were commercial,...

LaTour, John K.
Determination of water use in Rockford and Kankakee areas, Illinois; 1991; WRI; 90-4166; LaTour, John K.

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Year Published: 1990

National water summary 1987: Hydrologic events and water supply and use

Water use in the United States, as measured by freshwater withdrawals in 1985, averaged 338,000 Mgal/d (million gallons per day), which is enough water to cover the 48 conterminous States to a depth of about 2.4 inches. Only 92,300 Mgal/d, or 27.3 percent of the water withdrawn, was consumptive use and thus lost to immediate further use; the...

Carr, Jerry E.; Chase, Edith B.; Paulson, Richard W.; Moody, David W.
Attribution: Water, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center, , , Kansas Water Science Center, Minnesota Water Science Center, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Texas Water Science Center, Utah Water Science Center, , Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water Availability and Use Science Program, Midcontinent, Southeast, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, United States of America
National water summary 1987: hydrologic events and water supply and use; 1990; WSP; 2350; Carr, Jerry E.; Chase, Edith B.; Paulson, Richard W.; Moody, David W.

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Year Published: 1988

Floods of March 1982 in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois

Glatfelter, D.R.; Chin, E.H.
Floods of March 1982 in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois; 1988; PP; 1467; Glatfelter, D. R.; Chin, E. H.

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USGS
May 22, 2014

Scientists have extracted DNA from fish eggs found in northern sections of the Upper Mississippi River and have determined that the eggs and larvae are not from Asian carp.

USGS
May 13, 2014

Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore. A new study finds that coral reefs reduce the wave energy that would otherwise impact coastlines by 97 percent.

USGS
April 16, 2014

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish “alewife” as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology.

USGS
December 12, 2013

Declines of the food resources that feed lake organisms are likely causing dramatic changes in the Great Lakes, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

USGS
November 21, 2013

Rapid, highly accurate water-quality predictions can help better prevent recreationalists from getting sick at Great Lakes beaches, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

USGS
April 23, 2013

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding on rivers and streams across most of Illinois.  

USGS
April 11, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a contract last Friday for the construction of a large research vessel for Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior to Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wis.

USGS
September 19, 2012

With the release of US Topo maps for Florida and Illinois, the continental US is now covered with the new digital quadrangles
 

USGS
July 23, 2012

At least one contaminant was found at levels of human-health concern in about one third of untreated groundwater samples collected from wells in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, according to a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
July 19, 2012

Streamflow levels are below normal across much of the Midwest states of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Many states are experiencing severe drought, such as Iowa, where flows are less than 25 percent of normal streamflow conditions for the majority of the state. 

USGS
January 12, 2012

Lake Erie and its largest tributaries are suitable habitats for invasive Asian carps to reproduce and mature, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

USGS
January 3, 2012

Porter, IN – Water quality information collected by local officials may provide increased beach access while minimizing swimming-related illnesses from harmful bacteria, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.  

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