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Title:Kaskaskia River area assessment
Subject(s):Kaskaskia River Watershed (Ill.)
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Kaskaskia River Watershed
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois --Kaskaskia River Watershed
Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Kaskaskia River begins as a cropland ditch in Champaign County and runs south for approximately 270 miles before it empties into the Mississippi River in Randolph County in southwestern Illinois. The area discussed in this assessment report coincides with the boundaries ofthe entire Kaskaskia River basin as determined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. This area includes parts of seventeen counties in Illinois, covering approximately 5,747 mile2 (3,677,787 acres). Ten subbasins through which the river passes, totaling 324,105 acres, were designated "Resource Rich Areas" because they contain significant natural community diversity. This assessment is comprised of four 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, Socia-Economic Profile, discusses the demographics, infrastructure, and economy ofthe area, focusing on Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, Montgomery, Moultrie, Shelby and Washington 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)
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:4216672
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm43470277

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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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