Browse Fact Sheets / Brochures / Pamphlets - Illinois State Water Survey by Issue

  • (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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  • (2018)
    Understanding groundwater quality and geochemistry is important but requires several features.

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  • (2018)
    In recent years, old analog recorder devices have been replaced by digital devices (pressure transducers and dataloggers) capable of collecting large amounts of data in a relatively continuous manner. Many of these devices ...

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  • (2018)
    Managing the large amounts of data the Water Survey has collected and continues to collect is challenging. Much progress is being made, but recent failures that occurred during migration to the new website reveal how much ...

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  • (2018)
    Climate change brings more variability and will impact Illinois residents in a variety of ways. Resiliency teams are proposed to act as advisors to policymakers to promote more resiliency in communities.

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  • (2018)
    In order to plan for use of renewable energy resources, it is critical to know their reliability.

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  • (2018)
    Research carried out at the Illinois State Water Survey advances the accuracy of weather forecasting and has a particular focus on atmospheric hazards and air quality.

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  • National Atmospheric Deposition Program (Illinois State Water Survey, 2016-10)
    Nitrogen surrounds us. Nitrogen (N) is required by all life on earth. N is also the most abundant gas in our atmosphere, existing primarily as N2, a form of N that almost all plants and animals cannot use. It is therefore ...

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  • Illinois State Water Survey (Illinois State Water Survey, 1983)
    The Illinois State Water Survey represents a unique institution in Illinois, both as to its charge and as to its institutional structure within state government. The State of Illinois since 1895 has made, through the ...

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  • (Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 1999)
    Brochure describing the work of the State Scientific Surveys including the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Waste Management and Research Center, and their ...

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  • Illinois State Water Survey (1994)
    Labeled diagram of the hydrogeologic cycle; text lists accomplishments and research and service programs of the Illinois State Water Survey

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  • Kelly, Walton R. (Illinois State Water Survey, 2018-11)

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  • Illinois State Water Survey (Illinois Institute of Natural Resources, 1979)

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  • Borah, Deva; Krug, Edward C.; Bera, Maitreyee; Liang, Xin-Zhong (Illinois State Water Survey, Midwest Technology Assistance Center for Small Public Water Systems (MTAC), 2006-09)

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  • Jesperson, Kathy (Illinois State Water Survey, Midwest Technology Assistance Center for Small Public Water Systems (MTAC), 2006)

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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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