About The Illinois State Water Survey

Watershed Science

Laura Keefer, Head

The mission of the Watershed Science Section is to generate historical and spatial scientific data, investigate and understand watershed processes, and to provide high quality scientific and engineering analyses to policymakers, planners, and resource managers in the State of Illinois and beyond so that they can develop and implement sustainable watershed programs based on the best scientific and engineering analyses possible.

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Related Research Programs

  • In addition to leading the Watershed Science Section, Laura Keefer is also the Illinois State Hydrologist.
  • Watershed Science staff gather data that helps assess the state's Drought conditions and vulnerability, along with the Illinois State Climatologist, and participate in drought planning activities
  • Illinois Water Inventory Program (IWIP) conducts a statewide inventory of water use and withdrawals. The priority is to develop and maintain a database of high-capacity water wells and intakes from public water supplies, self-supplied industries, irrigation, fish and wildlife, and conservation.

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