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Title:Upper Des Plaines River area assessment
Author(s):Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Scientific Research and Analysis; Illinois Department of Natural Resources, State Geological Survey Division
Subject(s):Natural resources surveys --Des Plaines River Watershed (Wis. and Ill.)
Natural resources conservation areas --Des Plaines River Watershed (Wis. and Ill.)
Natural resources conservation areas --Illinois
Natural resources surveys --Illinois
Des Plaines River Watershed (Wis. and Ill.)
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:The Upper Des Plaines Area Assessment covers an area of approximately 346 mile2 (221,637 acres) spanning central Lake County, north-central Cook County, and the northeastern portion of Du Page County. The Des Plaines River originates near Racine, Wisconsin and enters ll1inois two miles northeast of Rosecranes in Lake County. It flows 97 miles south before its confluence with the Kankakee River to form the ll1inois River. The assessment boundary encompasses the eight northernmost subbasins of the Des Plaines watershed in I1linois. This assessment is comprised of five 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, focusing on the three counties with the greatest amount of land in the area --Lake and Cook counties in TIlinois and Kenosha County in Wisconsin; 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, ranging from the Paleoindian Prehistoric (B.C. 10,000) to the Historic (A.D. 1650), known in the assessment watershed. Volume 5, Early Accounts of the Ecology of the Upper Des Plaines Area, describes the ecology of the area as recorded by historical writings of explorers, pioneers, early visitors and early historians.
Issue Date:1998
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/2142/14424
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:2009-12-03
Identifier in Online Catalog:4041402
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm38978063


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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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