Browse Cooperative Groundwater Reports by Issue Date

  • Suter, Max; Bergstrom, Robert Edward; Smith, H.F.; Emrich, Grover Harry; Walton, W.C.; Larson, T.E. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1959)
    The purpose of this study was to make an evaluation of the ground-water resources of the Chicago region on the basis of available data. Such an evaluation is particularly urgent at this time due to the progressively ...

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  • Zeizel, Arthur L.; Walton, Williams C.; Sasman, Robert T.; Prickett, Thomas A. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1962)
    A rapidly increasing development of ground-water resources in DuPage County, Illinois, has resulted from the municipal and industrial growth in the Chicago metropolitan region. Evaluation of the ground-water resources of ...

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  • Walker, William H.; Bergstrom, Robert Edward; Walton, William C. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1965)
    Pleistocene sand and gravel deposits underlying the Havana region of west-central Illinois constitute one of the largest underdeveloped aquifers in the state. The deposits are more than 100 feet thick in most places and ...

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  • Smith, William H.; Stall, John B. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1975)
    In mid-1973, aware of the need for basic information about coal and water resources for use in siting coal conversion plants, the two Surveys embarked on a joint project to fill that need. In this publication all available ...

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  • Kothandaraman, V.; Evans, Ralph L.; Bhowmik, Nani G.; Stall, John B.; Gross, David L.; Lineback, Jerry Alvin; Dreher, Gary B. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1977)
    The Fox Chain of Lakes consists of nine major internally connected lakes located in Lake and McHenry Counties in northern Illinois. The main inflow into the lake system is the Fox River. Other tributaries of importance ...

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  • Burris, Charles B.; Morse, Walter J.; Naymik, Thomas G. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1981)
    This study of an important regional sand and gravel aquifer in central Illinois is part of an assessment of public groundwater supplies undertaken jointly by the Illinois State Geological Survey and State Water Survey ...

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  • Gibb, James P.; Schuller, Rudolph M.; Griffin, Robert A. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1981)
    Data collected from six monitoring wells at waste disposal sites in Illinois were used to evaluate procedures for the collection of "representative" water samples from monitoring wells. The effects of four types of ...

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  • Gibb, James P.; Cartwright, Keros (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1982)
    The vertical and horizontal migration patterns of zinc, cadmium, copper and lead through the soil and shallow aquifer systems at two secondary zinc smelters were defined by use of soil coring and monitoring well techniques. ...

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  • Kempton, John P.; Morse, Walter J.; Visocky, Adrian P. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1982)
    Glacial sand and gravel aquifers have been identified stratigraphically and mapped in a 50- by 80-mile rectangular area of east-central Illinois. Located within the area are several water-short communities as well as ...

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  • Visocky, Adrian P.; Sherrill, Marvin G.; Cartwright, Keros (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1985)
    Cambrian and Ordovician strata provide much of the groundwater supply for approximately 250 municipalities and 150 industries in the northern half of Illinois. This report represents the cooperative effort of the ...

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  • McKenna, Dennis P.; Schock, S.C.; Mehnert, E.; Mravik, S.C.; Keefer, D.A. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1989)

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  • McKenna, Dennis P.; Bicki, Thomas J.; Dey, William S.; Keefer, Donald A.; Mehnert, Edward; Panno, Samuel V.; Ray, Chittaranjan; Wilson, Steven D.; Schock, Susan C. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1990)

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  • Schock, Susan C.; Mehnert, Edward; Caughey, Michael E.; Dreher, Gary B.; Dey, William S.; Wilson, Steven D.; Ray, Chittaranjan; Chou, Sheng-Fu J.; Valkenburg, John R.; Gosar, Joan M.; Karny, Joseph R.; Barnhardt, Michael L.; Black, Walter F.; Brown, Michelle R.; Garcia, Vincent J. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1992)

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  • Kempton, John P.; Visocky, Adrian P. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1992)
    In this study, we examined groundwater resources and aquifers in the Mahomet Bedrock Valley, especially the Mahomet Sand and the Sankoty Sand and related aquifers in eastern Tazewell County. The study (1) identified ...

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  • Mehnert, Edward; Barnhardt, Michael L.; Ray, Chittaranjan; Greenpool, Mary R.; Dey, William S.; Vaisanen, U.; Kempton, J.P.; Curry, B. Brandon (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1992)
    The Illinois Groundwater Protection Act of 1987 (PA 85-863) mandated that the impact of pesticides on groundwater be evaluated. Because pesticide use is widespread in rural areas and groundwater is the major source of ...

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  • Wilson, Steven D.; Kempton, John P.; Lott, R. Brandon (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1994)
    A study was undertaken to assess the characteristics of the Sankoty-Mahomet aquifer, one of Illinois' largest buried sand-and-gravel aquifers, which formed in the confluence area of the Mahomet and Mackinaw Bedrock ...

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  • Herzog, Beverly L.; Wilson, Steven D.; Larson, David R.; Smith, Edward C.; Larson, Timothy H.; Greenslate, Michael L. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1995)
    The confluence of the buried Mahomet and Mackinaw Bedrock Valleys, underlying southwest McLean and southeast Tazewell Counties, contains part of one of the largest sand and gravel aquifers in Illinois—the Sankoty-Mahomet ...

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  • Herzog, Beverly L.; Wilson, Steven D.; Larson, David R.; Smith, Edward C.; Larson, Timothy H.; Greenslate, Michael L. (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1995)

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  • Larson, David R.; Kempton, John P.; Meyer, Scott (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1997)
    Danville obtains its water from Lake Vermilion, a reservoir located on the North Fork Vermilion River. There have been problems with both water quantity and quality. Runoff in the North Fork watershed decreases during ...

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  • Wilson, Steven D.; Roadcap, George S.; Herzog, Beverly L.; Larson, David R.; Winstanley, Derek (Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, 1998)
    An assessment of the aquifer characteristics and ground-water availability has been completed for one of the largest sand-and-gravel aquifers in Illinois, the Sankoty-Mahomet Sand aquifer, in the confluence area of the ...

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