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Title:Du Page River area assessment
Subject(s):Du Page River Watershed (Ill.)
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Du Page River Watershed
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Du Page County
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Will County
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois --Du Page River, East Branch, Watershed
Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Du Page River area encompasses approximately 372 square miles (238,462 acres) in northeastern Illinois, mostly in Du Page and Will Counties, with small portions in Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Grundy Counties. The area is one of the most heavily urbanized in the state. It encompasses six subbasins along the Du Page River, ofwhich one (East Branch Du Page River) has been designated a "Resource Rich Area" because it contains significant natural community diversity. The Upper Du Page River Ecosystem Partnership was subsequently formed around this core area ofhigh quality ecological resources. This assessment is comprised offour volumes. In Volume I, Geology discusses the geology, soils, and minerals in the assessment area. Volume 2, Water Resources, discusses the surface and groundwater resources and Volume 3, Living Resources, describes the natural vegetation communities and the fauna ofthe region. Volume 4 contains three parts: Part I, Socio-Economic Profile, discusses the demographics, infrastructure, and economy ofthe area, focusing on Will and Du Page counties; Part II, Environmental Quality, discusses air and water quality, and hazardous and toxic waste generation and. management in the area; and Part III, Archaeological Resources, identifies and assesses the archaeological sites known in the area.
Issue Date:1999
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/2142/13879
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:2009-10-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:4200191
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm43035886


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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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