Stream & Watershed Monitoring
Lake Decatur is the water supply reservoir for the City of Decatur. The reservoir was created in 1922 by impounding the flow of the Sangamon River in east-central Illinois, has a surface area of 4.4 square miles, and maximum storage capacity of 28,000 acre-feet (9,125 million gallons). Total water withdrawal from the lake currently averages 39 million gallons per day ...
The ISWS Surface Water Hydrology and Hydraulics section established four streamgaging stations in selected tributaries in Macon and Champaign Counties to monitor streamflow and nutrients for the Agricultural Watershed Institute (AWI). AWI received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to conduct the Upper Sangamon River Targeted Watershed Project (USRTWP) to address ...
To collect surface water and sediment samples to evaluate the pollution event that impacted Lone Tree Creek, McLean Co., Illinois, in September 2010.
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) was initiated as a joint federal/state program with the goal of improving water quality and wildlife habitat in the Illinois and Kaskaskia River basins. Based on numerous research and long-term data in the Illinois River basin, the two main causes of water quality and habitat degradations in major river corridors were known to be related to sedimentation and nutrient loads.
Some Stream & Watershed Monitoring Projects
A description of current project information is linked to each of the pictures below. Please click on one to find more about the project.