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Title:Groundwater Pumpage in Northern Illinois, 1960-1970
Author(s):Sasman, R.T.; Benson, Curtis R.; Dzurisin, Gregory L.; Risk, N.E.
public surface water
sand and gravel aquifers
sandstone aquifers
shallow dolomite aquifers
water use
Abstract:Large supplies of groundwater are developed from three aquifer systems in northern Illinois for public, industrial, and domestic uses. Sand and gravel and shallow dolomite aquifers are generally encountered at depths less than 500 feet; the depth of sandstone aquifers generally exceeds 500 feet. Pumpage increased from 303.08 mgd in 1960 to 424.30 mgd in 1970. Sixty-one percent of the total 1970 pumpage was for public supplies, serving 274 municipalities, 248 subdivisions, and 308 institutions; 971 industries pumped 25 percent of the total pumpage. Cook County pumped considerably more groundwater than any other county, nearly 24 percent of the 1970 total. Other major withdrawals of groundwater are in Du Page, Kane, Will, and Winnebago Counties. In addition to groundwater pumpage, 1112.25 mgd was pumped from Lake Michigan for public supplies in 1970. An additional 29.42 mgd surface water pumpage for public supplies was pumped from the Kankakee, Mississippi, and Vermilion Rivers. This study provides data for planning growth of groundwater pumpage in this area.
Issue Date:1974
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:Report of Investigation (Illinois State Water Survey) RI-073
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright, University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved. This document is a product of the Illinois State Water Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois State Water Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended for research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-28

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