The Future of Water Availability & Use in the Chicago Region

Or, Are We Running Out of Water in Northeastern Illinois?

Acknowledgments

Population In Northeastern Illinois

Energy Supply

“Proposed” Peaking Plants in Illinois

NE Illinois – Water Availability Issues

Surface Water Resources And Intakes

Lake Michigan Allocations In Year 2000

Level of Lake Michigan Act

Illinois' Diversion Under the U.S. Supreme Court Decree

Payback of Illinois' Lake Michigan Water Debt

Conservation Requirements for End Users (cont.)

Average Unaccounted-For-Flow In Lake Michigan Communities

Groundwater
Resources

Aquifers of Northeastern Illinois

NE Illinois Deep Bedrock Withdrawals, 1900-2000

Potentiometric Surface of the
Deep Bedrock Aquifer System,
Fall 2000

Potentiometric Surface in Cross Section Across NE Illinois

1999 Distribution of Pumpage from Deep Bedrock Wells in Chicago Region  (mgd)

Public Water Supply Facilities, in the Chicago Region, Pumping More Than 1.0 mgd from Deep Bedrock Aquifers, 1999

Groundwater Pumpage in Kendall County

Change in Potentiometric Surface, Fall 1995 to Fall 2000

Change in Potentiometric Surface, Fall 1995 to Fall 2000

Change in Potentiometric Surface, Fall 1980 to Fall 2000

Deep Well Water Levels, Cook County

Oswego #3 (Kendall County)

Radium (Ra) in Water from the
Deep Bedrock Aquifer System

Barium (Ba) in Water from the Deep Bedrock Aquifer System

Withdrawals in 2000 from Shallow Aquifers, % of Estimated Yields

Water Quality Changes in Shallow Kane County Public Water System Wells

Projected Water Surplus/Shortage in 2020

Strategic Plan for Water Resource Management

Key Management Needs

Need for Regional Comprehensive Water Planning and Management

Need for Regional Comprehensive Water Planning and Management

Need for Regional Comprehensive Water Planning and Management

Thank You!


Groundwater Science - Northeastern Illinois