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Title:Cache River Area Assessment
Author(s):Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Office of Scientific Research and Analysis
Contributor(s):Illinois Department of Natural Resources, State Geological Survey Division
Subject(s):Natural resources surveys --Cache River Watershed (Ill.)
Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Ecosystem management --Cache River Watershed (Ill.)
Natural resources conservation areas --Cache River Watershed (Ill.)
Sustainable development --Cache River Watershed (Ill.)
Cache River Watershed (Ill.)
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Cache River originates near Cobden in Union County and has a total length of 176 kilometers (110 miles). The Cache River Basin covers nearly the entire tip ofsouthern Illinois and drains 1,537 km2 (959 rni2, 614,100 acres) in parts ofAlexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, and Union counties (Figure 1). The assessment area runs the entire length ofthe Cache River and includes most ofthe Upper and Lower Cache watersheds. The Cache River Assessment Watersheds (CRAW) encompass 19 of the 21 (lEPA) 305b watershedsl identified in the basin --all of those that include portions of or drain into the Cache River. (Figure 2) The 19 watersheds cover approximately 835 mi2 (534,786 acres).The existence and maintenance of many significant natural community features in the Cache River Basin are directly related to its natural and managed hydrology, which is described in detail in Volume I. There are several hundred landowners within the area, with the majority of land (89%) being held in private ownership. Public land in the area totals more than 59,500 acres. The assessment is comprised of four major parts in two volumes. Volume 1 contains Water Resources which summarizes air quality, climate and surface and ground water quality; and Living Resources which describes terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna of the area. In Volume 2, the Socio-Economic Profile discusses the demographics, infrastructure, and economy ofthe area, focusing on the five counties with the greatest amount ofland in the watershed area --Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties. Also in this volume, Early Accounts ofthe Ecology ofthe Cache River Area describes the ecology ofthe area as recorded by historical writings of explorers, pioneers, early visitors and early historians.
Issue Date:1997
Publisher:Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
Series/Report:Critical Trends Assessment Program
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
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:4016966
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm38212134

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  • Critical Trends Assessment Program Regional Watershed Assessments
    Detailed 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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