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Title:Embarras 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):Ecosystem management --Illinois --Embarrass River
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois --Embarrass River
Sustainable development --Illinois --Embarrass River
Environmental policy --Illinois --Embarrass River
Embarrass River Watershed (Ill.)
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Embarras River begins just south of Champaign-Urbana in Champaign County and runs south for approximately 194 miles before it empties into the Wabash River below . Billett, in Lawrence County. The area discussed in this assessment report coincides with the boundaries ofthe entire Einbarras River basin as determined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. This area includes parts ofeleven counties in eastcentral Illinois, covering approximately 2,409 miles2 (1,541,526 acres). The land in the four subbasins through which the river passes, totaling 447,925 acres, was designated a "Resource Rich Area" because it' contains significant natural community diversity. The Embarras River Ecosystem Partnership was subsequently formed around this core area of high quality ecological resources. This assessment is comprised offive volumes. In Volume 1, 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 of the area, focusing on the nine counties with the greatest amount ofland in the area --Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland 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, ranging in age from Paleo-Indian through the Postwar Industrial periods, known in the assessment watershed. Volume 5, Early Accounts ofthe Ecology ofthe Embarras River Area, describes the ecology of the 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:2009-10-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:4017412
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm38226073

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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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