Unified Interior Regions

Illinois

The USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center collects, analyzes and disseminates the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely and effectively manage water resources in Illinois. Our scientific research affects current issues ranging from flood and drought hazards to the impact and control of invasive species.

Link to Science Center

States L2 Landing Page Tabs

Filter Total Items: 57
Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1987

Streamflow and water quality of the Grand Calumet River, Lake County, Indiana, and Cook County, Illinois, October 1984

A diel (24-hour) water-quality survey was done to investigate the sources of dry-weather waste inputs attributable to other than permitted point-source effluent and to evaluate the waste-load assimilative capacity of the Grand Calumet River, Lake County, Indiana, and Cook County, Illinois, in October 1984. Flow in the Grand Calumet River consists...

Crawford, Charles G.; Wangsness, David J.
Streamflow and water quality of the Grand Calumet River, Lake County, Indiana, and Cook County, Illinois, October 1984; 1987; WRI; 86-4208; Crawford, C. G.; Wangsness, D. J.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1986

Evaluation of the U.S. Geological Survey's gaging-station network in Illinois

Data collected at 97 of the 176 gaging stations operated in Illinois during 1983 were used to describe rainfall-runoff processes, to monitor and forecast floods, and to monitor and regulate lake levels, discharge from reservoirs, or discharge of navigable streams. Stream-gaging stations on the Illinois River at Havana, East Branch Du Page River,...

Mades, D.M.; Oberg, K.A.
Evaluation of the U.S. Geological Survey's gaging-station network in Illinois; 1986; WRI; 86-4072; Mades, D. M.; Oberg, K. A.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1984

Cost effectiveness of the U.S. Geological Survey's stream-gaging program in Illinois

Data uses and funding sources were identified for 138 continuous-record discharge-gaging stations currently (1983) operated as part of the stream-gaging program in Illinois. Streamflow data from five of those stations are used only for regional hydrology studies. Most streamflow data are used for defining regional hydrology, defining rainfall-...

Mades, D.M.; Oberg, K.A.
Cost effectiveness of the U.S. Geological Survey's stream-gaging program in Illinois; 1984; WRI; 84-4123; Mades, D. M.; Oberg, K. A.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1984

Traveltime and longitudinal dispersion in Illinois streams

Twenty-seven measurements of traveltime and longitudinal dispersion in 10 Illinois streams provide data needed for estimating traveltime of peak concentration of a conservative solute, traveltime of the leading edge of a solute cloud, peak concentration resulting from a given quantity of solute, and passage time of solute past a given point on a...

Graf, J.B.
Traveltime and longitudinal dispersion in Illinois streams; 1984; OFR; 84-468; Graf, J. B.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1981

State-discharge relations at dams on the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers in Illinois

Stage-discharge relations were developed for the Brandon Road Dam on the Des Plainse River and the Dresden Island, Marseilles, Starved Rock, Peoria, and La Grange Dams on the Illinois River. At Brandon Road Dam, streamflow is regulated by the operation of tainter gates and headgates. Tainter gates are operated to regulate streamflow at the Dresden...

Mades, Dean M.
State-discharge relations at dams on the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers in Illinois; 1981; OFR; 81-1009; Mades, Dean M.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1980

Low-level radioactive waste burial at the Palos Forest Preserve, Illinois : part I, preliminary finite-difference models of steady state ground-water flow

Olimpio, Julio C.
Low-level radioactive waste burial at the Palos Forest Preserve, Illinois : part I, preliminary finite-difference models of steady state ground-water flow; 1980; OFR; 80-775; Olimpio, Julio C.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1980

Preliminary report on the hydrogeology of a low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Sheffield, Illinois

The Sheffield low-level radioactive-waste disposal site is located on 20 acres of rolling terrain about 3 miles southwest of Sheffield, Illinois. Twenty-one trenches were constructed and filled with radioactive waste from August 1967 through April 1978. Forty-three test wells were installed by the U.S. Geological Survey on and adjacent to the site...

Foster, J.B.; Erickson, J.R.
Preliminary report on the hydrogeology of a low-level radioactive waste disposal site near Sheffield, Illinois; 1980; OFR; 79-1545; Foster, J. B.; Erickson, J. R.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1979

Water-table contour map of land reclamation site, Fulton County, Illinois

Fuentes, R.F.; Patterson, G.L.
Water-table contour map of land reclamation site, Fulton County, Illinois; 1979; OFR; 79-210; Fuentes, R. F.; Patterson, G. L.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 1977

Sediment transport to the Fox Chain of Lakes, Illinois

Brabets, Timothy P.
Sediment transport to the Fox Chain of Lakes, Illinois; 1977; OFR; 77-867; Brabets, Timothy P.

Filter Total Items: 97
USGS
November 24, 2014

Climate change could lengthen the growing season, make soil drier and decrease winter snowpack in the Lake Michigan Basin by the turn of the century, among other hydrological effects.

collage of scientists conducting science related to each mission are
October 21, 2014

A new partnership will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices on the quality of our Nation's water.  Working together, USDA's NRCS and DOI's USGS will quantify the benefits of voluntary agricultural practices at a watershed scale.

USGS
June 25, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year (1,100 million tons of CO2 equivalent).

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
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
 

Filter Total Items: 51