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Title:Watershed Monitoring and Land Use Evaluation for the Vermilion River Watershed
Author(s):Keefer, Laura; Demissie, Misganaw; Mayer, Dan; Nichols, Ken; Shaw, Susan
Subject(s):Watershed Monitoring
Vermilion River Watershed
city drinking water
Abstract:The Vermilion River, located in north-central Illinois, serves as a source of drinking water for the cities of Pontiac and Streator. Northern Illinois Water Corporation (NIWC) continuously withdraws water from the river for distribution to these communities. The annual water usage in 1994 and 1995 was 0.85 and 0.8 billion gallons for Streator and 0.74 and 0.76 billion gallons for Pontiac, respectively. The drainage area of the Vermilion River at the confluence with the Illinois River is 1,322 square miles. The watershed includes portions of seven counties in north-central Illinois as shown in figure 1. Agriculture is the predominant land use in the watershed, and some of the major urban areas are Streator, Pontiac, Fairbury, Forrest, and Chatsworth.
Issue Date:1996
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-176
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-06-02

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