Fact Sheets / Brochures / Pamphlets - Illinois State Water Survey

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  • Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Illinois State Water Survey; Illinois State Geological Survey; Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; Mahomet Aquifer Consortium (2006-12-06)
    In January 2006, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed Executive Order 2006-01, requiring the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to lead the state and regional water-supply planning activities. Within IDNR, the ...

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  • (2018)
    While the science is not settled on increases in average precipitation due to climate change, more frequent and intense extreme rain are increasingly likely in the future. ISWS experts actively work with Illinois communities ...

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  • (2018)
    Currently the most pressing water supply issue in Illinois is the depletion of deep sandstone aquifers in the southern and western suburbs of Chicago.

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  • (2018)
    Long-term datasets of sufficient length at spatial scales are invaluable toward addressing water resource planning issues.

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  • (2018)
    The leading edge in the science of modeling water resources is getting groundwater models and surface water models to work together. Adding a groundwater-surface water modeler could create even more research opportunities.

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