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Title:Sediment Loads of Illinois Streams and Rivers
Author(s):Bhowmik, Nani G.; Adams, J. Rodger; Bonini, Allen P.; Klock, Anne M.; Demissie, Misganaw
Subject(s):Sediment transport
lake sedimentation
suspended sediment
regional analysis
annual sediment loads
Abstract:Many river projects require knowledge of the sediment load transported by the river. Suspended sediment load data for 63 locations on Illinois streams and lake sedimentation data from 24 lakes were compiled along with geomorphic information on each location. Station records were investigated, and annual and period-of-record regression equations are given for each station. Short record length (average of 2.25 years) limits the value of individual station data. Data from rivers in other midwestern states were investigated for longer-term variability. Average annual sediment loads were computed, using the period-of-record regression equation and the flow duration table for each station. These annual loads and the annual loads from the lake sedimentation studies were combined with watershed boundaries and physiographic and geomorphic data to delineate 11 Sediment Yield Areas (SYAs) within the state. Linear and multiple regression equations are presented for each SYA, and example problems outline use of the equations. Separate analyses are presented for stations on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.
Issue Date:1986
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Citation Info:Bhowmik, Nani G., J. Rodger Adams, Allen P. Bonini, Anne M. Klock, and Misganaw Demissie. Sediment Loads of Illinois Streams and Rivers. Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, Report of Investigation 106, 1986.
Series/Report:Report of Investigation (Illinois State Water Survey) RI-106
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.
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