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Title:The Mackinaw River Basin : an inventory of the region’s resources
Author(s):Post, Susan L.
Subject(s):Ecosystem management --Mackinaw River Watershed (Ill.)
Wetland ecology --Illinois --Mackinaw River Watershed
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Mackinaw River Watershed
Conservation of natural resources --Illinois --Mackinaw River Watershed
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois --Mackinaw River Watershed
Ecology --Illinois --Mackinaw River Watershed
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Mackinaw River originates in Ford County near Sibley and flows in a westerly direction before joining the Illinois River at River Mile 147.7, downstream of Pekin. The boundaries of the Mackinaw River Area Assessment as well as the Mackinaw River Ecosystem Partnership, coincide with the boundaries of the Mackinaw River Basin. The basin is an area of 1,138 square miles in central Illinois and covers parts of six central Illinois counties: Ford, Livingston, Woodford, McLean, Tazewell, and Mason. The majority of the watershed is in the Grand Prairie Division. In this division during presettlement times forests were associated with stream valleys and moraines, while prairie dominated the level to gently rolling landscape. Principal tributaries of the Mackinaw are Panther, Walnut, and Money creeks.
Issue Date:1997
Publisher:Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Series/Report:Critical Trends Assessment Program
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/13864
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:These documents are a product of the Illinois state scientific surveys and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and has been selected and made available by the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They are intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-06
Identifier in Online Catalog:4126467
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm39754771


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  • Critical Trends Assessment Program Regional Watershed Assessments
    DDetailed assessments of 32 major watersheds in Illinois, conducted through the Critical Trends Assessment Program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Includes contributions from each of the State Scientific Surveys which are now part of the Prairie Research Institute.

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