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|Title:||Bank Erosion Survey of the Illinois River, Volume 1.|
|Author(s):||Bhowmik, Nani G.; Soong, David|
|Contributor(s):||Illinois State Water Survey|
|Abstract:||This report summarizes the research and surveying that were conducted in 1995 to determine the amount and severity of bank erosion that existed on the entire length of the Illinois River. The study reach extended from Grafton, River Mile (RM) 0 to Joliet, RM 286. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists traveled the entire length of the river, mapped bank conditions and erosion sites, and selected 29 reaches for detailed data collection and two sites as observation sites. Bank erosion types were developed by studying and analyzing the erosion features. The team also used fluvial and bank failure processes to guide detailed data collection at the 29 sites.
Color-coded bank feature maps were developed for the entire 286 miles of the river. These maps depict both sides of the river. Field data sheets were used at the 29 sites to record features such as bank conditions, severity of erosion, land use on the bank, and vegetation cover, surrounding features that could relate to the bank erosion. Data collection included a minimum of three bank profiles where slopes were measured, two to six bank material samples, one core sample, and at least one river cross section. All bank profiles were subsequently correlated with stage frequencies at those selected sites. Causative factors for possible bank erosion at the site were also identified by the multi-disciplinary team. All the collected data and the available flow-related data were subsequently used to classify bank erosion processes on the Illinois River.
Analysis of the data indicated:
|Publisher:||Illinois State Water Survey|
|Series/Report:||ISWS Contract Report CR-2000-11|
This report summarizes the research and surveying that were conducted in 1995 to determine the amount and severity of bank erosion that existed on the entire length of the Illinois River. The study reach extended from Grafton, River Mile (RM) 0 to Joliet, RM 286.
|Rights Information:||Copyright 2000 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2016-11-14|
|Identifier in Online Catalog:||7272244|
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Contract Reports - Illinois State Water Survey
Report series published by the Illinois State Water Survey from 1953 - date (ISSN 0733-3927)