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Title:Chicago River/Lake Shore 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):Chicago River (Ill.)
Chicago River Watershed (Ill.)
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois --Chicago River Watershed
Natural resources surveys --Illinois --Chicago River Watershed
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:~The Chicago RiverlLake Shore assessment area covers approximately 348 square miles in northeastern Illinois and falls within portions of two counties - Cook and Lake. The area is defined by the watershed of the Chicago River and the areas of Cook and Lake counties that drain to Lake Michigan, excluding the area in southern Cook County that drains to the Calumet River. The area lies mostly within the physiographic division of the Chicago Lake Plain. The northern portion in Lake County, the only part of the area that has any concentration of undeveloped land, falls within the Wheaton Morainal Country, a physiographic division characterized by a varied, gently-rolling to hilly topography. This assessment is comprised of four 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 of the region. Volume 4 contains three parts: Part I, Socia-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:4318328
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm45855277

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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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