Water Quality - Lakes, Illinois State Water Survey

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Illinois Clean Lakes Program Diagnostic Study of Lake Vermilion in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
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Diagnostic Study of Lake Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois
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Diagnostic Study of Lake Paradise, Cole County, Illinois
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Floodplain Map Modernization
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Lake Pittsfield (Illinois) National Nonpoint Pollution Monitoring Project-Influence of Innovative Best Management Practices on Sediment Delivery
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Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling and Floodplain Mapping for Bull Creek and Glen Flora Tributary Watersheds in Lake County

Illinois Clean Lakes Program Diagnostic Study of Lake Vermilion in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

Principal Investigator: B. Bogner

Funded by Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Consumers Illinois Water Company, 12/31/2002

ABSTRACT: The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) will assist the Consumers Illinois Water Company in conducting an Illinois Clean Lakes Program Phase I diagnostic study of Lake Vermilion, the sole source of water supply for the city of Danville. The project entails water quality, biological, and hydrologic monitoring and analyses for a one-year period and a watershed evaluation for the lake. The ISWS will conduct storm event monitoring and the diagnostic portion of the study. This proposal does not include the feasibility and recommendation portion of the Clean Lakes Study.

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Diagnostic Study of Lake Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois

Principal Investigator: B. Bogner

Funded by Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc., 12/31/2002

ABSTRACT: Intensive one-year field sampling was conducted from June 2000 through May 2001. Results of laboratory analyses of water quality were gradually obtained from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc. (CMT) since March 2001. Completed laboratory results were received from CMT on September 4, 2001. Data tabulations and calculations have begun. Historical water quality data and the results of fish flesh survey results for the lake still need to be obtained from IEPA. On August 20, 2001, the IEPA forwarded the phytoplankton report prepared by Dr. Lawrence O'Flaherty, Western Illinois University. Ten-year fish management records were obtained from the Charleston office, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Coles and Moultrie Counties have been contacted for assistance in determining watershed soil types, slopes, areas, etc. The draft report is in preparation.

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Diagnostic Study of Lake Paradise, Coles County, Illinois

Principal Investigator: B. Bogner

Funded by Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc., 12/31/2002

ABSTRACT: Intensive one-year field sampling was conducted from June 2000 through May 2001. Results of laboratory analyses (water quality) were gradually obtained from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc. (CMT) since March 2001. Completed laboratory results were received from CMT on September 4, 2001. Data tabulations and calculations have begun. Historical water quality data and the results of fish flesh survey results for the lake still need to be obtained from IEPA. On August 20, 2001, the IEPA forwarded the phytoplankton report prepared by Dr. Lawrence O'Flaherty, Western Illinois University. Ten-year fish management records were obtained from the Charleston office, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Coles and Moultrie Counties have been contacted for assistance in determining watershed soil types, slopes, areas, etc. The draft report is in preparation.

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Floodplain Map Modernization

Principal Investigator: Sally McConkey

Project Staff: Kingsley Allan, Melony Barrett, Sam Chakravorty, Diana Davisson, Amanda Flegel, Crystal Grund, Matt Jefferson, Marni Law, Dave Lentzner, Jane Li, Brad McVay, Ryan Meekma, Sarah Milton, Ryan Parchmin, Paminder Parmar, Bob Rank, Aaron Thomas, Lisa Verhelst, Matt Williams, Tolga Yilmaz, and Zoe Zaloudek

Funded by Federal Emergency Management Agency through the IDNR Office of Water Resources, 2004-Present

ABSTRACT: Flooding is a predictable natural disaster, but since the flood of 1993, the State of Illinois has seen six successive state or federally declared flood disasters. Flood damage in the state is estimated to exceed $700 million dollars per year. Therefore, the state is committed to maintaining an aggressive floodplain management and flood mitigation program. Accurate delineation of flood hazard areas is fundamental to floodplain management and mitigation, yet many of Illinois' regulatory Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are 10 or more years out of date. Illinois has held improved floodplain mapping as a priority. The Office of Water Resources (OWR) and the State Water Survey (SWS) have worked together since the beginning of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to provide better flood information for communities and property owners. Supported by Congressional funding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a program for Flood Map Modernization and IDNR has entered into a Cooperating Technical Partnership agreement with FEMA to implement the updating of floodplain maps in Illinois. The Center for Watershed Science and IDNR Office of Water Resources, in their cooperative effort to accomplish flood map modernization in Illinois, have launched an aggressive plan to modernize floodplain mapping for the State of Illinois over a five-year period. The best available base maps and flood theme information will be incorporated in state-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) geodatabase, digital map products that will facilitate updating and maintenance in the years to come.

Website: http://www.illinoisfloodmaps.org/

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Lake Pittsfield (Illinois) National Nonpoint Pollution Monitoring Project-Influence of Innovative Best Management Practices on Sediment Delivery

Principal Investigator: William P. White

Project Staff: John Beardsley, Jon Rodsater, Long Duong

Funded by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency — Bureau of Water Pollution Control, 1994 - 2005

ABSTRACT: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Program was interested in determining the effectiveness of land management strategies in reducing watershed erosion, sediment transport and sediment delivery to improve water quality and biological diversity in a rural landscape setting. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) selected the Lake Pittsfield watershed to determine how well erosion control practices can reduce the amounts of sediment entering a small rural community water supply lake. The IEPA enlisted the services of the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) to study the watershed, monitor delivery of suspended sediments prior to and after implementation of traditional conservation practices and oversee installation and monitoring of innovative instream restoration practices (riffle and pool structures).

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Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling and Floodplain Mapping for Bull Creek and Glen Flora Tributary Watersheds in Lake County

Principal Investigator: Mike Demissie and William P. White

Project Staff: Names Pending

Funded by the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, 2004 - 2006

ABSTRACT: The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (LCSMC) is in the process of developing watershed plans for several tributary streams in Lake County that drain into Lake Michigan. Two of these tributary streams, Bull Creek and Glen Flora Tributary, drain into the Illinois Beach State Park which is owned by the State of Illinois and managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The IDNR is cooperating with LCSMC in the watershed planning process since the inflow of water, sediments, and associated contaminants from these watersheds affect the management of the State Park. As part of the planning process, LCSMC requires hydrologic and hydraulic model development for the selected watersheds. The Illinois State Water Survey proposes to develop the hydrologic and hydraulic models for the watersheds to meet SMC's requirements and at the same time build the database and information necessary for a follow-up investigation of the hydrology and hydraulics of Illinois Beach State Park. The main objective of this project is to develop hydrologic and hydraulic models for the Bull Creek and Glen Flora Tributary watersheds that can be used to produce 100- and 500-year floodplain and 100-year floodway maps as part of an overall watershed plan. Soil and land use data will be compiled and processed to generate input variables for the hydrologic models. Channel and floodplain cross-sectional data and field investigations will be used to determine the appropriate flow resistance values for the hydraulic models.

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