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Most recent publications are listed first

Report from current study.   Product of current study
1997-2002
Report from pilot study.
  Product of pilot study
1986-1992

 

Fact Sheet Series

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Report from current study. Friedel, M.J., 1998, National water-quality assessment program- Upper Illinois River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 072-98
Fact Sheet (HTML Format)

Open-File Report Series

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Report from current study. Adolphson, D.L., Arnold, T.L., Fitzpatrick, F.A., Harris, M.A., Richards, K.D., Scudder, B.C., and Stewart, J.S., 2002, Physical, chemical, and biological methods and data from the urban land-use-gradient study, Des Plaines and Fox River Basins, Illinois, 1999-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-459, 20 p.
Abstract || Report (PDF Format 8.1 MB) || Report (HTML format) || CDRom files (WinZip compressed format)
Report from pilot study. Sullivan, D.J., and Terrio, P.J., 1994, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Data on agricultural organic compounds, nutrients, and sediment in water, 1988-90: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-421, 61 p.
Abstract
Report from pilot study. Sullivan, D.J., and Blanchard, S.F., 1994, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Fixed-station network and selected water-quality data for April 1987-August 1990: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-175, 213 p.
Abstract
Report from pilot study. Fitzpatrick, F.A., and Colman, J.A., 1993, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Data on manmade nonagricultural volatile and semivolatile organic chemicals in water, May 1988 through March 1990: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-467, 70 p.
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Report from pilot study. Colman, J.A., and Sanzolone, R.F., 1991, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Geochemical data for fine-fraction streambed sediment from high- and low-order streams, 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-571, 108 p.
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Report from pilot study. Zogorski, J.S., Blanchard, S.F., Romack, R.D., and Fitzpatrick, F.A., 1990, Availability and suitability of municipal wastewater information for use in a national water-quality assessment: A case study of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-375, 68 p.
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Report from pilot study. Mades, D.M., 1987, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Project description: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-473, 35 p.
Abstract

Water-Resources Investigations Report Series

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Report from current study. Morrow, W.S., 2003, Anthropogenic Constituents in Shallow Ground Water in the Upper Illinois River Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4293
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Report from current study. Arnold, T.L., and Friedel, M.J., 2000, Effects of land use on recharge potential of surficial and shallow bedrock aquifers in the upper Illinois River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4027, 18 p.
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Report from current study. Sullivan, D.J., 1999, Nutrients and Suspended Solids in Surface Waters of the Upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 1978-97: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4275, 57 p.
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Report from current study. Arnold, T.L., Sullivan, D.J., Harris, M.A., Fitzpatrick, F.A., Scudder, B.C., Ruhl, P.M., Hanchar, D.W., Stewart, J.S., 1999, Environmental setting of the upper Illinois River Basin and implications for water quality: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4268, 67 p.
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Report from current study. Fitzpatrick, F.A., Colman, J.A., and Arnold, T.L., 1998, Surface water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Spatial distribution of geochemicals in the fine fraction of streambed sediment, 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4109, 89 p.
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Report from pilot study. Sullivan, D.J., Stinson, T.W., Crawford, J.K., and Schmidt, A.R., 1998, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin--Pesticides and other synthetic organic compounds in water, sediment, and biota, 1975-90 with a section on Historical conditions by John A. Colman: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4135, 131 p.
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Report from pilot study. Schmidt, A.R., and Blanchard, S.F., 1997, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin--Results of investigations through April 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4223, 63 p.
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Report from pilot study. Fitzpatrick, F.A., Scudder, B.C., Crawford, J.K., Schmidt, A.R., Sieverling, J.B., and others, 1995, Surface water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Major and trace elements in water, sediment, and biota, 1978-90: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4045, 254 p.
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Report from pilot study. Marron, D.C., and Blanchard, S.F., 1995, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Cross-sectional and depth variation of water-quality constituents and properties in the upper Illinois River Basin, 1987-88: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4021, 19 p.
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Report from pilot study. Terrio, P.J., 1995, Water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Nutrients, dissolved oxygen, and fecal-indicator bacteria in surface water, April 1987 through August 1990: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4005, 79 p
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Report from pilot study. Ruhl, P.M., 1995, Surface-water-quality assessment of the upper Illinois River Basin in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: Analysis of relations between fish-community structure and environmental conditions in the Fox, Des Plaines, and Du Page River Basins in Illinois 1982-84: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4094, 50 p.
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Report from pilot study. Terrio, P.J., 1994, Relations of changes in wastewater-treatment practices to changes in stream-water quality during 1978-88 in the Chicago area, Illinois, and implications for regional and national water-quality assessments: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4188, 56 p.
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Report from pilot study. Steffeck, D.W., and Striegl, R.G., 1989, An inventory and evaluation of biological investigations that relate to stream-water quality in the upper Illinois River Basin of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4041, 54 p.
Abstract

Scientific Investigations Report Series

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Report from current study. Harris, M.A., Scudder, B.C., Fitzpatrick, F.A., and Arnold, T.L., 2005, Physical, chemical, and biological responses to urbanization in the Fox and Des Plaines River Basins of northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5218, 73 p.
Abstract and report

Circulars

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Report from current study. Groschen, G.E., Arnold, T.L., Harris, M.A., Dupre, D.H., Fitzpatrick, F.A., Scudder, B.C., Morrow, W.S., Terrio, P.J., Warner, K.L., and Murphy, E.A., 2004, Water quality in the Upper Illinois River Basin, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 1999-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1230, p.
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Journal Articles

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Report from current study. Fitzpatrick, F.A., Diebel, M.W., Harris, M.A., Arnold, T.L., Lutz, M.A., Richards, K.D., 2005, Effects of urbanization on the geomorpology, habitat, hydrology, and fish index of biotic integrity of streams in the Chicago area, Illinois and Wisconsin. Pages 87-115 in L. R. Brown, R. H. Gray, R. M. Hughes, and M. R. Meador, editors. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 47, Bethesda, Maryland.
Article (PDF Format)
Report from current study. Fitzpatrick, F.A., Harris, M.A., Arnold, T.L., Richards, K.D., 2004, Urbanization influences on aquatic communities in Northeastern Illinois streams: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, April 2004, pp 461-475.
Article (PDF Format)||Discussion 1 (PDF Format)||Discussion 2 (PDF Format)
Report from current study. Leland, H.V., and Porter, S.D., 2000, Distribution of benthic algae in the upper Illinois River Basin in relation to geology and land use, Freshwater Biology--Applied Issues, no. 44, 279-301
Report from current study. Robertson, D. M. and Richards, K.D., 2000, Influence of different temporal sampling strategies on estimating loads and maximum concentrations in small streams, Proceedings of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council National Monitoring Conference, Austin TX, p. 209-223.
Abstract
Report from current study. Robertson, D.M., and Roerish, E.D., 1999, Influence of different sampling strategies on load estimations for small streams, Water Resources Research, vol. 35, no. 12, p.3747-3759.
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Published Abstracts

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Report from current study. Arnold, T.L., and Warner, K.L., 2001, Creating a multi-state database from well construction records--Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin: 2001 Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers Annual Meeting and Conference, December 7-9, 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, p. 31-32.
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Report from current study. Arnold, T. L., Friedel, M.J., and Warner, K.L., 2001, Hydrogeologic inventory of the upper Illinois River Basin--creating a large data base from well construction records: Geological Models for Groundwater Flow Modeling, Workshop Extended Abstracts, North-Central Geological Society of America, April, 2001, Illinois State Geological Survey Open file Series 2001-1, p. 1-3.
Abstract (PDF Format)

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