Assessment of Transportation Gaps in Chicago and Policies to Fill Them

GA Airport Longevity Trends in Illinois

Illinois PMS Model Development

Agricultural Chemical Contamination of Shallow, Large Diameter Wells in Illinois

Construction of the Clark Cable-Stayed Bridge at Alton, Illinois
The Clark Cable-Stayed Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at Alton, Illinois. The successful bid by McCarthy Bros/Clark Bridge JV was for the steel alternative. The bridge design included...

Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Project
Conversion of a limestone quarry into an off-line reservoir provides flood protection for a rapidly developing County in the suburbs of Chicago....

Heuristic Knowledge-base Approach to Runoff Estimation in Midwestern States Using a SCS Curve Number Method
The applications of the Knowledge-Based engineering has emerged as a potential technique for incorporating human expertise and some degree of intelligent judgment into decision-supporting...

Data Fusion for an ATIS Operational Test: Description and Computational Issues
The ADVANCE project in the Chicago Metropolitan area is the largest operational test of Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) technologies in the U.S. This paper focuses on the process...

Soil-Structure Interaction During Mining Induced Ground Movements
Mining induced subsidence can result in significant ground deformation, which is generally non-uniform. Although this deformation occurs slowly with small inertial forces, it often results...

Clarifier Enhancements Yield Excellent Performance
The critical role of final clarifiers in meeting effluent permit requirements in indisputable. Poor performance of the final clarification step may adversely affect effluent quality. Experience...

Velocity and Turbulence Measurement from the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers
This paper presents a data measurement program that was used for collecting the velocity data associated with barge-tow traffic on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and includes a discussion...

Recent Applications of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers
A Broadband acoustic Doppler current profiler (BB-ADCP) is a new instrument being used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to measure stream discharge and velocities, and bathymetry....

Local Sewer Rehabilitation - Metro Chicago

Third Lake Watershed Assessment and Action Plan
Third Lake, located in Lake County, Illinois, is expected to exhibit worsening inlake water quality as development occurs within its watershed. A geographic information system (GIS) application...

Mathematical Models to Assess Stream Dynamics
A methodology is proposed to predict the behavior of meandering streams. Using a stream-shift model, lateral channel shift over a period of time is computed for several reaches with the...

1993 Mississippi Record Stages and Levee Failures
Record-setting stages, flooding duration, and multiple levee failures are distinguishing features of the Mississippi River 1993 flood. The peak stages reached at stations along the Illinois...

1993 Ground-Water Flooding in the Havana Area
The Havana area in Mason County, west-central Illinois, experienced nearly continuous rises in the water table beginning in the fall of 1992 which created lakes in depressed areas. Water...

Historical Trends in Flood Discharges on the Upper Mississippi River
Long-term streamgage records in the Upper Mississippi River Basin were analyzed using a Kendall Tau-b analysis to determine trends in flooding and average flows. Over the 130 years of...

Thermo-Hydrodynamic Modelling of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
A one-dimensional numerical model of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and Lower Des Plaines River has been developed as a tool for assessment of the waterway's thermal response to actual...

Chicago's Waterfalls
The 1994 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award goes to successful implementation of an elegantly simple idea: aerate sluggish water by letting it fall through man-made waterfalls....

 

 

 

 

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