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    • The 1980-1981 drought in Illinois: causes, dimensions, and impacts

    • 1982; Changnon, Stanley A., Jr., Gary L. Achtemeier, Steven D. Hilberg, H. Vernon Knapp, Robert D. Olson, Wyndham J. Roberts, and Peter G. Vinzani; Droughts; ISWS RI-102; Precipitation (Meteorology) -\- Measurement; Water levels; Water-supply
    • This report addresses the 1980-1981 drought in Illinois. This 15-month drought, which began in February 1980 and was centered in the southern portions of the state, was not one of the extreme droughts of record. However, its importance derives from...
    • Impacts of irrigation and drought on Illinois ground-water resources

    • 1987; Bowman, Jean A., and Mark A. Collins; Droughts; Groundwater; ISWS RI-109; Irrigation
    • This investigation is the first of three phases of a ground-water management study. In this report, effects of irrigation and drought on the ground-water resources of Illinois are examined. Irrigation water use for five soil types is estimated from...
    • Detecting drought conditions in Illinois

    • 1987; Changnon, Stanley A., Jr.; Crops and climate; Droughts; Droughts -\- Forecasting; ISWS C-169; Soil moisture; Stream measurements; Water levels
    • A major study of Illinois droughts was conducted to develop a basis for quantitative assessments of drought conditions in Illinois. Such information should aid decision making related to local and state actions to ameliorate the effects of future...
    • The 1988-1989 drought in Illinois: causes, dimensions, and impacts

    • 1992; Droughts; ISWS RR-121; Lamb, Peter J., ed.; Water-supply
    • The 1988-1989 drought was one of the most disastrous droughts in the history of the state. Hydrologic, meteorological, and climatological aspects of the 1988-1989 drought in Illinois are addressed. The drought is evaluated in terms of recipitation,...
    • Streamflow assessment model for the Little Wabash River Watershed : hydrologic analysis

    • 2001; Auxier Creek; Big Muddy Creek; Borah Lake; CIPS Lake; Canal; East Fork Lake (ISWS - Richland County); Elm River; Forbes Lake; Fox River (Richland County); Goose Pond (Wayne County); Greendale Lake; Horse Creek; ISWS CR 2001-14; Illinois...
    • The Illinois Streamflow Assessment Model (ILSAM) is an analytical and information tool developed to predict the frequency of streamflows, and water use impacts on streamflows, for every stream in selected major watersheds in Illinois. The current...
    • Evaluation of the Illinois Streamflow Gaging Network

    • 2003; ISWS CR 2003-05; Knapp, H. Vernon and Momcilo Markus; Stream gaging stations
    • The Illinois Streamflow Gaging Network has been operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since the early 1900s. From its inception, the operation of the network has been maintained through a cooperative partnership between the USGS and state...
    • Insights to key questions about climate change

    • 2004; Climatic changes; ISWS IEM 2004-01; Winstanley, Derek and Stanley A. Changnon
    • This report presents extensive information from recently published findings related to the following two critical questions about climate change: andlt;ULandgt; andlt;LIandgt;What will the future climate be like? andlt;LIandgt;What will the effects...
    • Drought planning for small community water systems.

    • 2006; Droughts; ISWS CR 2006-01; Illinois River; Municipal water supply; Stream; Wabash River; Winstanley, Derek, James R. Angel, Timothy P. Bryant, H. Vernon Knapp, Michael A. Palecki, Amy M. Russell, H. Allen Wehrmann.
    • The provision of adequate and secure supplies of clean water at reasonable cost is a cornerstone of social and economic development and national security. Major droughts have occurred in the past and will occur again in the future. Such droughts...
    • The water cycle and water budgets in Illinois: A framework for drought and water-supply planning.

    • 2006; Droughts; ISWS IEM 2006-02; Water-supply; Winstanley, Derek, James R. Angel, Stanley A. Changnon, H. Vernon Knapp, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Michael A. Palecki, Robert W. Scott, H. Allen Wehrmann.
    • Provision of adequate and reliable supplies of clean water at reasonable cost is a basic necessity for public health, the economy, recreation, and navigation. It is the goal of watersupply planning and management. As water withdrawals increase, so...
    • The 2005 Illinois drought.

    • 2006; Droughts; ISWS IEM 2006-03; Kunkel, Kenneth E (editor), James R. Angel, Stanley A. Changnon, Roger Claybrooke, Steven D. Hilberg, H. Vernon Knapp, Robert S. Larson, Michael Palecki, Robert W. Scott, Derek Winstanley.; Precipitation...
    • Dry conditions in 2005 reached a historic level of severity in some parts of Illinois and ranked as one of the three most severe droughts in Illinois in 112 years of record. The timing of the dryness during the spring and summer, when water demand...
    • IEMA Offers Tips for Protecting Homes, Businesses from Natural Hazards

    • IEMA; IIS; Illinois Emergency Management Agency; Natural Hazards
    • Illinois is susceptible to several types of natural hazards, including floods, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, droughts, even earthquakes. While its impossible to avoid such events, there are several steps communities and people can take to prevent...
    • Climate Fluctuations in Illinois, 1901-1980

    • ISWS B 68; Illinois State Water Survey; Stanley A. Changnon, Jr.
    • Changes in climate directly affect four areas of major ctivity and concern in Illinois water, energy, agriculture, and transportation. This report presents selected Illinois records for 1901-1980 on a variety of atmospheric conditions that allow...

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