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Water Resources of Illinois

Welcome to the USGS Illinois Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in Illinois.

Current streamflow conditions in Illinois; click to go to a larger map.
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Current Streamflow Conditions

On the map to the left, point to one of the stream-monitoring locations to see a summary of current streamflow conditions, or click elsewhere on the map to open a larger view.

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Illinois Highlights

Illinois Water Science Center Featured in Illinois Center for Transportation Newsletter

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), are working on a project to update important equations in the widely used StreamStats online tool. The project will produce Web-based peak flow estimates for all urbanizing watersheds in Illinois. read more

Thomas Over, hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Illinois Water Science Center, is currently serving as co-principal investigator on Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation (ICT/IDOT) project R27-144 “Development and Implementation of Updated Urban Regional Flood Frequency Equations for Illinois.” The objective of this research is to update the 1979 Illinois urban regional flood-frequency equations to current urbanized conditions and implement the resulting equations in StreamStats, a Web-based geographic information systems (GIS) application used in water resources planning and management and in engineering design. read more

“The researchers at the USGS Illinois Water Science Center in Urbana are uniquely positioned and qualified for this project, given both their staffing experience with hydrology and water resources projects and their management and familiarity with the stream gaging network in Illinois. BBS Hydraulics has partnered with USGS on several research projects—they deliver reliable, useful results in a very competent manner. Considering Illinois StreamStats is supported and maintained by the USGS national office going forward, IDOT is receiving a great bargain on a critical design resource.”
- Matt O'Conner, Hydraulics Unit Group Leader in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Bridges and Structures (BBS) read more

New Illinois Water Science Center Publications!

The Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) is a three-dimensional Lagrangian model that simulates the movement and development of Asian carp eggs until hatching based on the physical characteristics of the flow field and the physical and biological characteristics of the eggs. This tool provides information concerning egg development and spawning habitat suitability including: egg plume location, egg vertical and travel time distribution, and egg-hatching risk.

Garcia, T., Murphy, E. A., Jackson, P. R., & Garcia, M. H. (2015). Application of the FluEgg model to predict transport of Asian carp eggs in the Saint Joseph River (Great Lakes tributary). Journal of Great Lakes Research.

More New Publications!

Over, T.M., Riley, J.D., Sharpe, J.B., and Arvin, Donald, 2014, Estimation of regional flow-duration curves for Indiana and Illinois, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5177.

Mills, P.C., Duncker, J.D., Over, T.M., Domanski, M.M., and Engel, F.L., 2014, Evaluation of a Mass-Balance Approach to Determine Consumptive Water Use in Northeastern Illinois, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5176.

Sharpe, J.B. and Soong, D.T., 2015, Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting Land Cover Change Estimation by Use of the National Land Cover Dataset and Raingage Network Partitioning Analysis, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1258.

New Madrid Quake Potential Elevated

An updated USGS Report says the New Madrid Seismic Zone has a larger range of potential earthquake magnitudes than previously imagined.

USGS Illinois Water Science Center Has New Address

405 N Goodwin Urbana, IL 61801

our new accessible front entrance at 405 N Goodwin Urbana, IL 61801

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If you feel an earthquake, here is the link to the popular USGS webpage to report what you felt: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

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