Model Studies of Outlet and Intake at McCook Reservoir
Two separate physical models were used to investigate the outflow and inflow into the proposed McCook Reservoir. The proposed reservoir will be located in McCook, Illinois, and will serve...

Ambient Suspended Sediment Concentration and Turbidity Levels
The temporal variation of suspended sediment concentration and turbidity is an important component of the riverine environment. The maximum rate of discrete volumetric sample collection...

Turbulence and Reynolds Stress Distribution in a Natural River
Turbulence characteristics of ambient flow velocities and their comparison with those generated by the movement of barge traffic within the channel border area in a navigation waterway...

Influence of Wetlands on Streamflow in Illinois
Streamflow records from 30 gaging stations in Illinois were analyzed to assess the influence of wetlands on streamflow. The objective of this research was to determine if streamflow parameters...

Wetland Drainage and Streamflow Trends in Illinois
Long-term streamflow records from 30 gaging stations in Illinois were analyzed to assess the impact of wetland drainage on streamflow trends. The objective of the research was to determine...

Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration Station Design
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) is constructing a system of five Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration (SEPA) stations along the 35.8 mile Calumet River,...

Chicago Tower Gets a New Skin

Screening Procedures for the Retrofit of Bridges
Since the October 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California, interest has revived in seismic criteria for both new design and the retrofit of existing highway bridges. This interest...

North Point Marina — A Case Study
North Point Marina is a full service, 1493 boat marina constructed by the State of Illinois on the shoreline of Lake Michigan to serve boaters from northeastern Illinois. Because of its...

Chicago's 500 W. Monroe Topped Out and Nearing Completion

Sediment Sources Analysis for Peoria Lake Along the Illinois River
The modern-day lower Illinois River flows within a greatly oversized valley formed by an old course of the Mississippi River and glacial outwash events. As a result, the section of the...

Developing a HazMat Incident Evaluation Program
This paper describes the Illinois Hazardous Materials Incident Evaluation Program. The history, development strategies, implementation, forms for reporting, screening and data input, and...

Chicago's Loop: A New Approach
Reconstruction of the Wells St. Viaduct cleaned up a dangerous area just north of Chicago's Loop by providing a structurally sound approach for CTW commuter trains and a column-free...

Illinois Structurals Honor Own

World's Tallest Tower Approved in Chicago

Rehabilitation of Rapidly Urbanizing Streams
DuPage County, Illinois is implementing a stream maintenance program with the purpose of restoring and preserving the hydraulic efficiency of its streams and drainageways. The program...

Stormwater Management: Detention in Illinois
In 1987 the Illinois Department of Transportation contracted the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) to perform a study to determine the effectiveness of the current accepted...

Water Measurement and Accounting of Lake Michigan Diversion
The diversion of water from Lake Michigan and the Lake Michigan Basin into the Mississippi River Basin has been regulated since the turn of the century. The U.S. Supreme Court Decree of...

Microcomputer Traffic Records System for Accident Analysis
Over the last few years, the Illinois Department of Transportation has been developing an integrated microcomputer traffic records system designed to record and analyze accident, citation,...

CTA's Experience in Fostering Station Redevelopment Through Public/Private Partnerships
The paper reviews the experience of the Chicago Transit Authority's partnerships with the private sector. The funding, space, design, construction and operation components...

 

 

 

 

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