Estimation of Navigation-Dam Discharge in Illinois
Techniques were used to estimate discharge for the Brandon Road Dam on the Des Plaines River and the Dresden Island, Marseilles, and Starved Rock Dams on the Illinois River in northern...

Shoreline Development in Southern Lake Michigan
This abstract refers to the effect that record-high lake levels, shoreline erosion, and the decline of the steel industry are having on present and future plans for shoreline development...

Evolving Strategic Management Processes at State and Regional Transportation Agencies
Recent progress and accomplishments in strategic planning/management at four transportation agencies: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit Corporation, New...

Rock Island District Hydropower
The paper discusses status of hydropower studies within the Rock Island District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It presents an overview of the low head hydropower studies on those...

Hydroelectric Development on the Illinois Waterway
The feasibility studies and FERC License Applications were completed in August and September, 1983 for three hydroelectric projects on the Illinois Waterway at existing U. S. Army Corps...

Financing Hydro Projects
STS Consultants, Ltd. is a consulting engineering firm with expertise in the Hydraulics/Hydrology area. Boulevard Bank is a major commercial bank in Chicago, Illinois. This paper elaborates...

An Analysis of Traffic Signal Safety Improvements
Identifying high accident rate locations and determining that they have an overrepresented type or pattern of accidents is an important first step in the safety improvement process. However,...

Rainfall-Loss Parameter Estimation for Illinois
The U. S. Geological Survey is currently conducting an investigation to estimate values of parameters for two rainfall-loss computation methods used in a commonly used flood-hydrograph...

Annual Sediment Loads of Illinois Streams
Incorporation of sedimentation surveys for 24 Illinois lakes was needed to provide somewhat long-term average sediment yields of Illinois streams. For each suspended sediment station a...

Hydraulic Modeling for Ecological Research
Because of the problems and expenses of a continuous data collection program for large rivers, it was decided to develop an integrated hydrodynamic and biological model for the Illinois...

Classification and Behavior of Meander Migration
Meander migrations on the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the time period between the years 1765 and 1930 were classified into six categories based...

Water Resources Strategy - Chicago
Starting in the 1960's, a series of water quality and water resources studies focused on the problems of the Chicago metropolitan area. Some of these studies were among the...

The Tunnel that Cleaned Up Chicago
The 1986 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award went to Chicago's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) Mainstream Tunnel and Pumping Station. The $975 million project...

DOD Dollars to MIT and Illinois

Rehabilitation of the CNW and ICG Railroads
The railroad industry is an indispensable part of the American economy. However, the railroad infrastructure was allowed to deteriorate to the extent of having 5. 4 billion in deferred...

A Methodology of Assessing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agricultural Watersheds
Appraisals of water quality impacts induced by applying watershed management practices are difficult due to many factors. Lack of existing research data base, the diffusive characteristics...

Low-Cost Stacked Block Revetments for Great Lakes Shores
Two stacked-block revetments, the product of emergency conditions and budget limitations, were constructed at Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan in April 1982. The revetments,...

Rock Masses
Modeling of Underground Openings/Probability of Slope Failure/Fracture of Intact Rock
While soil mechanics has been the dominant interest of Civil Engineers since Karl Terzaghi's recognition of the principle of effective stress, rock mechanics is becoming increasingly...

Application of Geographic Information System for Hydrologic Investigation
The Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources is developing a geographic information system (GIS) under the federally funded Lands Unsuitable for Mining Program (LUMP). This...

Lake Water Level and Sediment Management—Case Studies in Illinois
Estimation of the sedimentation in the lake is based on the soil erosion rates in the watershed, the sediment transport in the stream system, and lake trap efficiency. Erosion rates are...

 

 

 

 

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