The Chicago-Kansas City Tollway: Lessons for Future Projects and Policy
The paper discusses an innovative mixed public-private financing plan and implementation plan for an investor-owned toll road connecting Chicago and Kansas City. The two plans utilize...

Characteristics of Flood-Producing Rainstorms in the Midwest
At the Midwestern Climate Center, a comprehensive re-evaluation and updating of heavy rainstorm frequency relations for 9 Midwestern states is in progress. A special effort is being made...

Measurement of Irrigation Water Use: Results of Two Case Studies in Illinois
Three methods of measuring and estimating irrigation pumpage were used during two research studies attempting to assess ground-water use. These three methods: (1) farmer estimates; (2)...

Physical Forces Generated by Barge-Tow Traffic Within a Navigable Waterway
Movement of navigation traffic such as barge tows within a restricted inland waterway such as the Illinois, Mississippi, or Ohio Rivers can and will alter the flow field in and around...

Sediment Yield and Accumulation in the Cache River
Sediment data collected in the Cache River basin of southern Illinois were used to calculate the sediment yield from tributary streams draining into a significant wetland area. Sediment...

Illinois `Earth Swap' Saves $30 Million

Accurate Computation of Freezing Index
'Freezing index' (cumulative degree-days below freezing) is used for predicting frost penetration depths and modelling pavement performance. Contour maps which illustrate geographic trends...

Climate Change and Resulting Hydrologic Response: Illinois River Basin
In the last 20 years, the northern half of the Illinois River basin has been experiencing a wetter and cooler climate. This climate change has significantly increased Illinois River flows...

Waves Generated by Recreational Traffic on the Upper Mississippi River System
Vessels of all sizes, from canoes to 15-barge tows, share the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS), and every vessel interacts with the river by means of its displacement, propulsion,...

Integration of GIS, Remote Sensing, and Digital Elevation Data for a Hydrologic Model
The Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Model (AGNPS), which was developed by Agricultural Research Service, was used as a test model for assessing nonpoint source pollution. The model...

Data Acquisition for Determining the Physical Impacts of Navigation
Research is being conducted to determine the physical effects of navigation on the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). Extensive field data on various aspects of physical effects of...

Effects of Water Erosion Processes on Drainage and Irrigation Systems
This study examines the relationship between geomorphic processes and drainage/irrigation projects. It illustrates the method of geomorphic analysis by the study of a drainage project...

Two Citizen Task Forces and the Challenge of the Evolving Nuclear Waste Siting Process
Siting any nuclear waste facility is problematic in today's climate of distrust toward nuclear agencies and fear of nuclear waste. This study compares and contrasts the siting...

Reconstruction Under Traffic: A Study of Some Effects of the Dan Ryan Project on Motor Carrier Operations in Northeast Illinois
The paper discusses preparations by the Chicago Area Transportation Study for a study of the operational responses of truckers to whatever effects upon the regional highway system are...

Information Needs for Policy, Planning and Design
This resource paper was presented specifically as a focus of discussion for probe group II, Information Needs for Policy, Planning and Design. The paper represents the freight planning...

Composite Floor Vibrations: Predicted and Measured
Several steel composite floor systems of relatively long span trusses for a number of high rise structures in the Chicago area have been subjected to field measurements to evaluate their...

Nonpoint Sources—Illinois' Perspective

Sidestream Elevated Pool Aeration

Large-Scale Ground Water Monitoring in Illinois

Public Beach and Recreational Improvements, Highland Park, Illinois

 

 

 

 

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