Illinois State Water Survey
Annual Report

July 1, 1997 June 30, 1998

 

 
Cover
1 Introduction
4 Understanding and Predicting Weather and Climate
7 Evaluating the Quality of Our Air and Precipitation
10 Applying Science To Solve Watershed Problems
13 Managing and Understanding the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers
15 Developing Effective Methods for Improving the Quality of Illinois Lakes
17 Applying Science for Better Management and Protection of Our Ground-Water Resources
19 Supplying Data and Information to the Public
24 Water Survey Contacts
26 Publications by Water Survey Staff
37 Honors
38 Financial Statement, FY98
Back Cover

 

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STATE OF ILLINOIS

HON. JIM EDGAR, Governor

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Brent Manning, Director

 

BOARD OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Richard C. Alkire,
Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May R. Berenbaum,
Ph.D., Entomology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James S. Kahn,
Ph.D., Geological Sciences
Museum of Science and Industry

Brent Manning,
M.S., Zoology, Chair
Allan S. Mickelson,
B.S., Forestry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

John S. Mead,
J.D., Law
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Jene L. Robinson,
B.S., Electrical Engineering
Illinois Power, Decatur

Vernon L. Snoeyink,
Ph.D., Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY
Derek Winstanley,
Chief, D. Phil., Oxford University

2204 GRIFFITH DRIVE
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820-7495

1998

 

Editor: Eva Kingston
Graphic Designer: Linda Hascall
Interior Design & Layout: Wheeler Arts
All un-credited photographs courtesy of Water Survey staff

Front cover: The Illinois River watershed (clockwise from top right): Average annual precipitation by decade for Aurora, Illinois, 1891- present; Sediment sampling in the Kankakee River basin; Ground-water-level fluctuations at Snicarte near the Illinois River; Flooding along the Illinois River near Hardin; A conceptual model for integrating watershed information; The confluence of the Illinois (top) and Mississippi (bottom) Rivers at Grafton; Sediment core sampling in Peoria Lake; and Bank erosion along a tributary stream in the Peoria Lake area.

This report was printed with soybean ink on recycled and recyclable papers.

Printed by authority of the State of Illinois (10-98-5M).

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