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Title:Kinkaid 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):Kinkaid Area (Ill.)
Kinkaid Lake (Ill.)
Beaucoup Creek Watershed (Ill.)
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois --Kinkaid Area
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Kinkaid Area
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Kinkaid assessment area is located in southern lllinois and covers approximately 629 square miles, most of which falls within three counties -Jackson, Perry, and Washington. A small portion also extends slightly into Randolph County. The area falls within four natural divisions -Southern Till Plain, Shawnee Hills, Ozark, and Lower Mississippi River Bottomlands. More than 90% of the assessment area, 574 square miles, lies within the Beaucoup Creek watershed. Beaucoup Creek originates in eastern Washington County and flows southward for about 81 miles to its confluence with the Big Muddy River in Jackson County. Kinkaid Creek has its headwaters in the northwestern portion of Jackson County and flows southeast until it meets the Big Muddy near Grimsby. Kinkaid Lake, formed when Kinkaid Creek was impounded about 30 years ago, is located in Jackson County. 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 of the region. Volume 4 contains three parts: Part I, Socio-Economic Profile, discusses the demographics, infrastructure, and economy of the area; Part II, Environmental Quality, discusses air and water quality, and hazardous and toxic waste generation and management in the area; and Part ill, Archaeological Resources, identifies and assesses the archaeological sites known in the area.
Issue Date:2000
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:4318336
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm45855352

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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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