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Title:The 1988-1989 Drought in Illinois: causes, dimensions, and impacts
Author(s):Angel, James R.; Knapp, H. Vernon; Scott, Robert W.; Bender, G. Michael; Kunkel, Kenneth E.; Semomin, Richard G.; Durgunoglu, Ali; McConkey, Sally A.; Singh, Krishnan P.; Hollinger, Steven E.; Portis, Diane H.; Wehrmann, H. Allen; Jones, Douglas M.A.; Ramamurthy, Ganapathi S.; Wendland, Wayne M.
Contributor(s):Lamb, Peter, J.
Subject(s):Air circulation
air masses
climatic data
climatology
droughts
evapotranspiration
fronts (atmospheric)
groundwater
Illinois
long waves
meteorology
planned weather modification
precipitation (atmospheric)
streamflow
water levels
water shortage
Abstract:The 1988-1989 drought was one of the most disastrous droughts in the history of the state. Hydrologic, meteorological, and climatological aspects of the 1988-1989 drought in Illinois are addressed. The drought is evaluated in terms of precipitation, streamflow, lakes and reservoirs, and ground-water resources of the state. The meteorological conditions that produced the drought also are addressed. Impacts and problems resulting from the drought are discussed along with various actions taken to ameliorate the problems. Although the primary goal of the study was to quantify the drought, primarily in a physical sense, an important secondary goal was to assess the impacts and the actions employed in order to derive information needed in future planning and handling of Illinois droughts. The report thus ends with a set of recommendations for coping with future droughts.
Issue Date:1992
Series/Report:ISWS RR-121
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/75857
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-04-24


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