Illinois Issues in Earth Science

UIUC Geology 593

Index

General Information
Geologic Setting
... Plate tectonics
... Bedrock Geology, Stratigraphy, and Karst
...
Impact & Cryptoexplosive Structures
The Landscape
... Glacial History
... Present Setting
Water
... Ground Water & Aquifers
... Great Lakes
... Other Lakes & Wetlands
... Rivers
Soil: Agriculture & Engineering
Natural & Artificial Drainage

Energy
... Petroleum
... Coal
... Future-Gen and Sequestration
... Nuclear
... Renewables

Economic Geology/Minerals (other than Energy)
Man-Made Hazards (Waste: landfills, ag. run-off; Subsidence)
Natural Hazards (Earthquakes; Floods?)
Weather, Climate, & Paleoclimate
Paleontology
Recreation: Parks, Forests, & Rivers; Karst; Icons
Scientific Method

Link to Topic Schedule

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General Information:

Readings:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 1998-, Sinkhole Plain area assessment: Springfield, IL, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, 4 volumes [333.91 Si65x Various Libraries; check the online catalog]:

[v. 1. Geology / [Illinois] State Geological Survey Division -- v. 2. Water resources / Illinois State Water Survey -- v. 3. Living resources / [Illinois] Natural History Survey Division -- v. 4. Socio-economic profile / Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Realty and Environmental Planning, Division of Energy and Environmental Assessment. Environmental quality / Illinois State Water Survey. Archaeological resources / Steven R. Ahler]

Suloway, L, Joselyn, M., and Brown, P.W., 1996, Inventory of Resource Rich Areas in Illinois;
An Evaluation of Ecological Resources: Critical Trends Assessment Phase II, Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey, Department of Natural Resources <http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/cwe/rra/rra.html>

Wiggers, R., 1997, Geology Underfoot in Illinois: Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 304 p. [Geology 557.73 W639G]

The Worthen Report, ISGS - Preservation Project by University of Chicago (Requires DjVu plugin)

Maps:

Websites:

Field Trip Guidebooks:

Websites:

Geologic Setting:

Readings:

Leighton, M.W., Kolata, D.R., Oltz, D.F., and Eidel, J.J., eds., 1991, Interior cratonic basins: AAPG memoir, 51 [Introduction, p. 1-24 and Part I, Illinois Basin, p. 29-292]. [Geology 553.28 AM31M1 v. 51] [Link to full text]

Okure, M.S. and BcBride, J.H., 2006, Deep seismic reflectivity beneath an intracratonic basin: Insights into the behavior of the uppermost mantle beneath the Illinois basin: Precambrian Research, 149: 99-125. [Link to full text]

Plate tectonics; Mid-America, Midcontinent Rift, New Madrid Fault, Structural Geology in Illinois:

Readings:

Kolata, K.R., Treworgy, J.D., and Masters, J.M., 1981, Structural framework of the Mississippi embayment of southern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 516 [Link to full text]

Marshak, S., 2004, Chapter 2. The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics in Essentials of Geology: New York, W.W. Norton & Company, p. 36-79.

Nelson, W.J., 1995, Structural Features in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 100, 144 p.

Nelson, W.J., and Lumm, D.K., 1987, Structural geology of southeastern Illinois and vicinity: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 538, 70 p. [Link to full text]

Plummer, C.C., and McGeary, D., 1996, Physical Geology, 7th ed. with Interactive Plate Tectonics CD-ROM: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, p. 417-450 and CD.

Treworgy, J.D., 1981, Structural features in Illinois--a compendium: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 519, 22 p. [Link to full text ; also]

Vaiden, R.C., 2007 (update), Geobit 10; Plate Tectonics: Mysteries Solved!: Illinois State Geological Survey.

Van der Pluijm, B.A., and Marshak, S., 2004, Part D. Tectonics in Earth Structure; An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics, 2nd ed.: New York, W.W. Norton & Company, p. 336-475.

Van der Pluijm, B.A., and Marshak, S., 2004, 22.7. Phanerozioc Tectonics of the United States Midcontinent in Earth Structure; An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics, 2nd ed.: New York, W.W. Norton & Company, p. 615-627.

Geobit 10: Plate Tectonics: Mysteries Solved!: Illinois State Geological Survey (PDF file <1M) <http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/geobits/pdf-files/geobit10.pdf>.

Maps & Websites:

The PALEOMAP Project - Christopher Scotese
Plate Tectonics Animations – USGS
ODSN Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service

Plate Tectonics Animation - University of California Museum of Paleontology
Paleogeography Through Time
Future Worlds

Questions:

Bedrock Geology & Stratigraphy:

Readings:

Bedrock Geology & Stratigraphy:

Bradbury, J.C., and Atherton, E., 1967, The Precambrian basement of Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 382, 13 p.

GeoNote 1: Mississippian Rocks in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey (PDF 2.2 mb) http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/geonotes/pdf-files/GeoNote1.pdf

GeoNote 2: Pennsylvanian Rocks in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey (PDF < 1 mb) http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/geonotes/pdf-files/GeoNote2.pdf

GeoNote 4: Build Illinois — The Last 500 Million Years: Illinois State Geological Survey (PDF < 1 mb) http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/geonotes/pdf-files/GeoNote4.pdf

Horberg, L., 1950, Bedrock topography of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 73, 111 p.

Illinois State Geological Survey, 1961, Guide to the geologic map of Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey Educational Series 7, 24 p.

W. John Nelson, Smith, L.B., and Treworgy, J.D. (with contributions by Lloyd C. Furer and Brian D. Keith), 2002, Sequence stratigraphy of the Lower Chesterian (Mississippian) strata of the Illinois Basin: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 107, 70 p.

J. S. Templeton, H. B. Williman, 1963, Champlainian series (Middle Ordovician) in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 89, 260 p.

Tri-State Committee on Correlation of the Pennsylvanian System in the Illinois Basin, 2001, Toward a more uniform stratigraphic nomenclature for rock units (formations and groups) of the Pennsylvanian system in the Illinois Basin: Illinois State Geological Survey Illinois Basin Consortium Study 5, 26 p.

Willman, H.B., Atherton, E., Buschbach, T.C., Collinson, C., Frye, J.C., Hopkins, M.E., Lineback J.A., and Simon, J.A., 1975, Handbook of Illinois stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95. [Geology 557 IL6B: Geology Stacks (can circulate) and Reference (Reading Room; non-circ)] [Link to full text]

Workman, L.E., Swann, D.H., and Atherton, E., 1950, Summary of stratigraphy shown in geologic cross-section of Illinois Basin: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 160, 18 p. and plate [Link to full text]

Maps:

Websites:

Geologic Names Lexicon - USGS (use the map; click on Illinois)
A Summary of the Geologic History of the Illinois Basin, by David H. Swann
Structural Cross Sections of Paleozoic Rocks in the Illinois Basin

Questions:

Impact and Cryptoexplosive Structures

Readings:

Bucher, W.H., 1965, The largest so-called meteorite scars in three continents as demonstrably tied to major terrestrial structures; Geological problems in lunar research: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 123, p. 897-903. [Biology 506 NEW]


Bucher, W.H., 1963, Cryptoexplosion structures caused from without or from within the earth? ("astroblemes" or "geoblemes?"): American Journal of Science, v. 261, n. 7, p. 597-649. [Online]

Buschbach, T. C., and Ryan. R., 1963, Glasford (Illinois) cryptoexplosion structure: Geological Society of American Special Paper 126. [Geology 550 G292s v. 126]

Buschbach, T. C., and Ryan. R., 1963, Ordovician explosion structure at glasford, Illinois: AAPG Bulletin, v. 47, n. 12, p. 2015-2011. [Online]

Dietz, R.S., and McHone, J.F., 1991, Astroblemes recently confirmed with shatter cones; Abstracts of the 54th meeting of the Meteoritical Society: Meteoritics, v. 26, n. 4, p. 332. [Physics/Astronomy [non-circulating] 523.505 ME]

Emrich, G.H., and Robert E. Bergstrom, R.E., 1962, Des Plaines disturbance, northeastern Illinois: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 73, n. 8, p. 959-968. [Online]

Langan, R. T., and Speed, R.C., 1973, Geophysical indication of pre-upper Cambrian evaporite in N.E. Illinois and possible salt dome origin of the Des Plaines disturbance [abstract]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 5, n. 7, p. 707. [Geology 550 G292ab]

Lidiak, E. G. 1977, Aeromagnetic lineaments along the 38th parallel in the eastern and central united states [abstract]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.9, n. 5, p. 622. [Geology 550 G292ab]

Luczaj, J., 1998, Argument supporting explosive igneous activity for the origin of "cryptoexplosion" structures in the Midcontinent, United States: Geology, v. 26, n. 4, p. 295-298. [Online]

McDowell, R.C., 1986, Structural geology; The geology of Kentucky; A text to accompany the geologic map of Kentucky: U.S.Geological Survey Professional Paper P 1151-H, p. H53-H59, [URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1151h/] (accessed April 3, 2008).

McHone, J. F., Sargent, M.L., and W. John Nelson, W.J., 1987, Shatter cones in Illinois; Evidence for meteoritic impacts at Glasford and Des Plaines: NASA Technical Memorandum 89810, p. 438. [ILL; apparently not at UIUC]

McHone, J.F., Sargent, M.L., and Nelson, W.J., 1986, Shatter cones and other shock effects at Des Plaines, Illinois; Evidence for meteoroid impact [abstract]; Geological Society of America, 99th annual meeting: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 18, n. 6, p. 689. [Geology 550 G292ab]

McHone McHone, J.F., Sargent, M.L., and Nelson, W.J., 1986, Shatter cones in Illinois; Evidence for meteoritic impacts at Glasford and Des Plaines; Abstracts and program of the 49th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society: LPI Contribution 600, p. G-3. [ILL; apparently not at UIUC]

Muller, O.H., 1986, Long lines and crypto-explosion features; AGU; 1986 spring meeting: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 67, n.16, p. 363. [Geology 551.06 AMG]

Nicolaysen, L. O., and Ferguson. J., 1990, Cryptoexplosion structures, shock deformation and siderophile concentration related to explosive venting of fluids associated with alkaline ultramafic magmas; cryptoexplosions and catastrophes in the geological record, with a special focus on the vredefort structure: Tectonophysics, v. 171, n. 1-4, p. 303-335. [Online]

Pemberton, R.H., 1954, Gravity study of Des Plaines disturbance, Cook County, Illinois. Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, United States (USA). [ILL; not at UIUC; not available from Proquest Online]

Probst, P., 2002, Heavy minerals from the St. Peter Sandstone near Starved Rock State Park, Illinois [abstract]; Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section, 51st Annual Meeting; Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 36th Annual Meeting: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, n. 2, p. 86. [Geology 550 G292ab]

Rampino, M.R., and Volk, T., 1996, Multiple impact event in the paleozoic; Collision with a string of comets or asteroids?: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 23, n.1, p. 49-52. [Online]

Rampino, M.R., and Volk, T., 1995, Evidence for a multiple impact event on the earth in the Paleozoic; Collision with a comet or asteroid string?: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 76, n. 46, p. 337-338. [Geology 551.06 AMG]

Roy, W. R., 1984, The Glasford disturbance; A possible meteorite impact structure in central Illinois: Meteor News, v. 67, p. 11. [ILL; not at UIUC]

Ryan, R., and Buschbach, T.C., 1963, Tectonic history of the Glasford cryptoexplosion structure [abstract]: AAPG Bulletin, v. 47, n. 2, p. 368-369. [Online]

Sargent, M. L., and McHone, J.F., Jr., 1988, Glasford meteorite-impact structure exhibits positive gravity anomaly and post-impact uplift: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 69, n. 44, p. 1292. [Geology 551.06 AMG]

Seeger, C. R., 1985, Dating of craters and extinctions; Discussion: Nature, v. 317, n. 6034, p. 207. [Online]

Snyder, F. G., and Gerdemann, P.E., 1965, Explosive igneous activity along an Illinois-Missouri-Kansas axis: American Journal of Science, v. 263, n. 6, p. 465-493. [Online]

The Landscape

Physiographic Provinces of Illinois or this one

Killey, M.M., and Berg, R.C., 2004, Land-use decisions and geology: Getting past "out of sight, out of mind": Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Series 18, 62 p. [Geology Reserves]

Glacial History

Readings:

Andersen, H. B.G., Jr., 1994, The Ice Age world: An introduction to Quaternary history and research with emphasis on North America and northern Europe during the last 2.5 million years: Oslo, Norway, Scandinavian University Press, 208 p. [Geology Q. 551.71203 AN23]

Baker, F.C., 1920, The life of the Pleistocene or glacial period, as recorded in the deposits laid down by the great ice sheets: University of Illinois Bulletin, v. 22, n. 41, 476 p. [Geology 560.973 B17L]

Bergstrom, R.E., ed., 1968, The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, 179 p. [Geology Reserves 551.79 Q282]

Bretz, J.H, 1955, Geology of the Chicago region: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 65, part. II. The Pleistocene.

Bretz, J.H., 1955, Glacial geology of Chicago and vicinity: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 65, part 1, plate 1.

GAGE/INQUA, 2000, Pre-Wisconsin Glaciation of Central North America

Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., 2004, The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 584 p. [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

Hansel, A.K., and Johnson, W.H., 1993, Fluctuations of the Lake Michigan lobe during the late Wisconsin subepisode: Sveriges Geologiska Undersokning, 1992, Series Ca 81, 11 p. [ISGS Reprint 1993-F]

Horberg, L., 1950, Bedrock topography of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 73, 111 p. [map used for class handout]

Illinois State Geological Survey, 1950, Cross-section of glacial deposits in the Peoria region: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 75, plate 3.

Johnson, W.H., and Hansel, A.K., 1999, Wisconsin Episode glacial landscape of central Illinois; A product of subglacial deformation Processes?, in Mickelson, D.M., and Attig, J.W., eds., Glacial Processes Past and Present: Geology Society of America Special Paper 337, p. 121-135. [Geology 550 G292s 337]

Killey, M.M., 1998, Illinois' ice age legacy: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience education series 14, 66 p. [Geology Reserves 551.792 K555x] [figures 21, 22, and 23, and Table 2...used for class handout]

Lowe, J.J., and Walker, M.J.C., 1998, Reconstructing Quaternary Environments, 2nd ed., Addison Wesley Longman Limited, 446 p.

Mickelson, D.M, and Colgan, P.M., 2004, The southern Laurentide ice sheet, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 1-16. [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

Scott, Elias, ed., 2007, Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, 4 volumes. [Geology Library Reading Room]

Teller, J.T., 2004, Controls, history, outbursts, and impact of large late-Quaternary proglacial lakes in North America, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 45-61. [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

Willman, H.B. and Frye, J.C., 1970, Pleistocene stratigraphy of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 94. [Geology 557 IL6B: Geology Stacks (can circulate) and Reference (Reading Room) non-circ.] [Figure 1 used for class handout]

Willman, H.B. et al., 1975, Handbook of Illinois stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95. [Geology 557 IL6B: Geology Stacks (can circulate) and Reference (Reading Room; non-circ)] [Link to full text] [See section on Pleistocene]

Wright, H.E., Jr., Kutzbach, J.E., Webb III, T., Ruddiman, W.F., Street-Perrott, F.A., and Bartlein, P.J., eds., 1993, Global climates since the last glacial maximum: Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press, 569 p. [Geology Q. 551.6 G514]

Geobit 1: Exotic Rocks ... or Erratics Are Erratic (PDF file 2.2M)

Geobit 2: End Moraines; the End of the Glacial Ride (PDF file <1M)

Maps:

Abert, C.C., 1996, Shaded relief map of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, Map 6.

Chicagoland: Shaped by Ice and Water, poster by M.J. Chrzastowski, ISGS. [Available from ISGS; on the wall in the UIUC Geology Library[.

Illinois Surface Topography (Luman, et al.) (Map 11) [In the Hall of Maps, near the Geology Office]

Illinois Land Cover (Map 12) [In the Hall of Maps, near the Geology Office]

Landforms of Illinois Map (MIL Landforms) (Map)

Quaternary Deposits of Illinois (Lineback) (MIL QUAT) [In the Hall of Maps, near the Geology Office]

Satellite Image Map of Illinois [In the Hall of Maps, near the Geology Office]

Websites:

Ice Age Residents of Illinois
Glacial Geology
Glacial Geology
Pre-Wisconsin Glaciation of Central North America - GAGE
Glacial Map of North-Central United States - GAGE
Prairies of Illinois

Questions:

Exercise:

Materials: Relief map of the surface of Illinois. Trace the greatest extent of each glaciation on the map, and label the map with the proper glacial stage.

Present setting

Video: Baking Illinois [videorecording]: The Society for the Illinois Scientific Surveys: Natural History, Water, Geological. [Springfield] : The Society, c1990. Videocassette (120 min.) Summary: This program uses dramatization, humor, pictures, and music to introduce the natural resources of Illinois. Contents: Pt.1 Baking Illinois -- Pt.2 The flora & fauna -- Pt.3 A book by its cover -- Pt.4 The Illinois climate -- Pt.5 Land of 2900 lakes -- Pt.6 Rock stars. Subject (LCSH): Agriculture --Illinois. [Undergraduate Media Collection Call Number: VIDREC 508.773 B179]

Killey, M.M., and Berg, R.C., 2004, Land-use decisions and geology: Getting past "Out of sight, out of mind": Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Series 18, 65 p. [Geology Reserves]

Urban

Readings:

Baurer, R.A., et al., 1991, Geotechnical properties of selected Pleistocene, Silurian, and Ordovician deposits of northeastern Illinois: Champaign, IL, Illinois State Geological Survey, 69 p. [Main stx 550.8 B327x]

Bretz, J H., 1939, Geology of the Chicago region; Part 1: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 65, 118 p.

Bretz, J H., 1955, Geology of the Chicago region; Part 2: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 65, 132 p.

Chrzastowski, M.J., 2005, Chicagoland: Geology and the making of a metropolis: Field excursion for the 2005 Annual Meeting, Association of American State Geologists, June 15, 2005: ISGS Open File OFS 2005-9, 64 p. [Geology 557.7311 C469c]

Greenberg, J., A Natural History of the Chicago Region.

Hudson, J.C., Chicago: A Geography of the City and its Region.

Leetaru, H. E., Sargent, M.L., and Kolata, D.R., 2004
, Geologic atlas of Cook County for planning purposes: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File 2004-12, 30 p., maps. [Geology 557.731 L4877g and online]

Hill, L., 2000, The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History: Chicago, IL, Lake Claremont Press, 302 p. [Natural History 917.73110443 H55c]

Peck, R.B., 1968, Problems and opportunities; Technology's legacy from the Quaternary, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., 1968, The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p. 138-144[Geology 551.79 Q282]

Smith, W.C., 1961, The geology of some Pleistocene deposits and their engineering properties: Doctoral dissertation. Urbana-Champaign, IL, University of Illinois. [Geology 552.5 SM6G] Solzman, D., The Chicago River: An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and its Waterways.

Thornburn, T.H., 1963, Surface deposits of Illinois; A guide for soil engineers: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station Circular 80, 135 p. [Geology 631 T393S]

Wiggers, R., 1997, Geology Underfoot in Illinois: Missoula, MT, Mountain Press. (In particular, see p.103.) [Geology 557.73 W639G, 2 copies; also a copy in Main Reference]

Maps:

Chicagoland: Shaped by Ice and Water, poster by M.J. Chrzastowski, ISGS. Available from ISGS; on the wall in the UIUC Geology Library.

Satellite Image Map of Northeastern Illinois (MIL SATNE)

Rural

Readings:

Davis, J.E., 1954, Windbreaks for Illinois farmsteads: Illinois, State Natural History Survey Circular 38, 33 p. [Main Stacks 570 IL6C]

Evers, R.A., 1955, Hill prairies of Illinois: Bulletin. State of Illinois, Natural History Survey Division, v.26, article 5, p. 367-446 [Biology 570.5 IS v.26]

Evers, R.A., 1963, Some unusual natural areas in Illinois and a few of their plants: Illinois. Natural History Survey. Biological notes n. 50, 32 p. [Main Stacks 570 Il6b no.44-55]

Neely, R.D., and Heister, C.G., 1987, The natural resources of Illinois: Introduction and guide: Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 6, 224 p. [Geology 508.773 N293n]

Ross, H.H.1963, The Dunesland heritage of Illinois: Illinois State Natural History Survey Circular 49, 28 p. [Biology 570 IL6C]

Smith, G.D., 1942, Illinois loess: Variations in its properties and distribution; A pedologic interpretation: University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 490, p.139-184. [Many copies in various libraries at UIUC 551.354 Sm57l]

Wiggers, R., 1997, Geology Underfoot in Illinois: Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 304 p. [Geology 55]

Maps:

Luman, D.E., Joselyn, M.G., and Sulway, L., 1996, Critical Trends Assessment Project, Phase II: Land Cover of Illinois. Contains:
o Luman, D.E., Joselyn, M.G., and Suloway, L., 1996, Land cover map of Illinois: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Scientific Surveys Joint Report 3.
o Staff, 1996, Illinois Land cover; An atlas on compact disc: Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Websites:

Illinois Natural History Survey
Illinois Habitats

Water

Illinois Water Information
Illinois Streamflow Conditions
Illinois Mineral Industry 1993-1996 and Report on Water Resources of Illinois (1.4 MB PDF)
Hydrogeology
Groundwater, Coastal Geology, Surface Water and Wetlands
Water and Wetlands
Warner, K.L., Water quality assessment of the Lower Illinois River Basin
Lower Illinois River Basin - USGS
Water Resources of Illinois - USGS
USGS-Illinois Water Science Center Searchable Publications Database
Illinois State Water Survey Library - Bibliographies, Publications, Acquisitions
ISWS Maps

Ground Water & Aquifers

Readings:

Bergstrom, R.E., Cartwright, K., Piskin, K., and McComas, M.R., 1968, Ground-water resources of the Quaternary deposits of Illinois, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., 1968, The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p.157-175. [Geology 551.79 Q282]

Bethke, C. M., Reed, J. D., Oltz, D. F., 1991, Long-Range Petroleum Migration in the Illinois Basin: AAPG Bulletin, v.75, n. 5, p. 925-945. [Online]

Keller, E.A., 1996, 10.4 Groundwater, in Environmental Geology, 7th ed.: Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall, p.265-273.

Kempton, S.V., Johnson, W.H., Heigold, P.C., and Cartwright, K., 1991, Mahomet bedrock valley in east-central Illinois; Topography, glacial drift stratigraphy, and hydrogeology, in Melhorn, W.N., and Kempton, J.P., Geology and hydrogeology of the Teays-Mahomet Bedrock Valley System: Geological Society of America Special Paper 258, p. 91-124. [seminal paper]

Killey, M.M., and Larson, D.R., 2004, Illinois groundwater: A vital geologic resource: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience education series 17, 65 p. [Geology Reserves]

McIntosh, J. C., and Walter, L. M., 2006, Paleowaters in Silurian-Devonian Carbonate Aquifers; Geochemical Evolution of Groundwater in the Great Lakes Region since the Late Pleistocene: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v.70, n.10, p. 2454-2479. [Online]

Mehnert, E., Hackley, K.C., Larson, T.H., Panno, S.V., Pugin, A., Hehrmann, H.A., Holm, T.R., Roadcap, G.S., Wilson, S.D., and Warner, K.L., 2004, The Mahomet Aquifer; Recent advances in our knowledge: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Report 2004-16, 20 p. [Online] (see references in this paper)

Melhorn, W.N. and Kempton, W.N., eds., 1991, Geology and hydrogeology of the Teays-Mahomet bedrock valley system: Geological Society of America Special Paper 258, 128 p. [Geology 550 G292s no.258]

Ritter, D.F., Kochel, R.C., and Miller, J.R., 1995, Subsurface water, in Process Geomorphology, 3rd ed.: Chicago, IL, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, p. 163-167.

Rivera, GROUNDWATER MODELLING: FROM GEOLOGY TO HYDROGEOLOGY

Visocky, A. P., 1997, Water-Level Trends and Pumpage in the Deep Bedrock Aquifers in the Chicago Region, 1991-1995: Illinois State Water Survey Circular 182, 45 p. [Online]

Young, H. L., Siegel, D. I., 1992, Hydrogeology of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer System in the Northern Midwest, United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1405-B, 97 p. [djvu online (requires free plugin]

Maps:

Aquifer Sensitivity Map
Aquifer Sensitivity Map
Aquifer Sensitivity Map
Digital Well Database Output Format for Water Wells - ISGS
Major sand and gravel aquifers, 1996: Illinois State Geological Survey

Potential for Contamination of Shallow Aquifers from Land Burial of Municipal Wastes (Map) (MIL POT)

Websites:

The Mahomet Aquifer of East-Central Illinois & Water Resources Planning in Illinois
Ground Water Atlas of the United States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee
National Atlas.gov
An Initiative on Water Supply Planning & Management in Illinois
Illinois River Basin Observatory
Hydrogeology Section of the ISGS
Three-Dimensional Geological Mapping for Groundwater Applications
Groundwater Hazards
Mahomet Aquifer Consortium
Mahomet Aquifer - ISWS
Mahomet Aquifer Needs More Research - Champaign County Farm Bureau
Microcosm Study of Arsenic Fate in Mahomet Aquifer Sediment and Groundwater
Illinois Ground Water Association 2007 Spring Meeting Abstracts
Illinois Ground Water Association
Imagine a Sustainable Champaign County
Water and Related Wells in Illinois - ISGS

Questions:

Great Lakes

Readings:

Annin, P., 2006, The Great Lakes water wars: Washington, Island Press, 303 p. [On order]

Chrzastowski, M.J., 1993, Role of littoral drift in the evolution of the Illinois coast of Lake Michigan: Proceedings of the Hilton Head Island South Carolina, USA, International Coastal Symposium, June 609, 1993, v. 2, p. 509-515.

Chrzastowski, M.J., 1998, Geology of the Chicago Lakeshore – The Chicago River Mouth (Poster): Illinois State Geological Survey EDX Poster Chicago1.

Chrzastowski, M.J., 2003, Evaluation of 1988-2002 lake-bottom changes in the vicinity of North Point Marina: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 2003-2, 51 p. (CD-ROM)

Chrzastowski, M.J., and Read, M.E., 1993, Inventory of federal and state historical maps, charts, and vertical aerial photographs applicable to erosion-rate studies along the Illinois coast of Lake Michigan: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 1993-3 report 2, 115 p.

Chrzastowski, M.J., and Trask, C.B., 1995, Nearshore geology and geologic processes along the Illinois shore of Lake Michigan from Waukegan harbor to Wilmette Harbor; Contribution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Shoreline Erosion Interim IV Study: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 1995-10, 93 p.

Dempsey, D., 2004, On the brink; The Great Lakes in the 21st century: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University Press, 304 p. [Biology 333.95280977 D399o]

Foyle, A.M., Chrzastowski, M.J., and Trask, C.B., 1998, Erosion and accretion trends along the Lake Michigan shore at North Point Marina and Illinois Beach State Park : year-3 (1997) report of a four-year study of coastal geology and coastal geologic processes: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 1998-3, 100 p.

Gross, D.L., and Cahill, R.A., 1983, Recent geologic development of Lake Michigan (U.S.A.): Hydrobiologia, v. 103, p. 193-198. [Online]

Geology of the Chicago Lakeshore – Chicago’s Underwater Landscape (Poster)

Lubick, N., 2008, Great Lakes evaporate away: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, n. 2, p. 334-335. [Online]

Norby, R.D., 1981, Evaluation of Lake Michigan nearshore sediments for nourishment of Illinois beaches: Illinois State Geological Survey Environmental geology notes 97, 61 p.

Sellinger, C. E ., Stow, C.A., Lamon, E.C., and Qian, S.S., 2008, Recent Water Level Declines in the Lake Michigan – Huron System: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, n. 2, p. 367-373. [Online]

Websites:

Engineering and Coastal Geology

Other Lakes and Wetlands

See also Drainage

Curry, B.B., Grimm, E.C., Slate, J.E., Hansen, B.C.S., and Konen, M.E., 2007, The late-glacial and early Holocene geology, paleoecology, and paleohydrology of the Brewster Creek site, a proposed wetland restoration site, Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve, and James "Pate" Philip State Park, Bartlett, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 571, 51 p. (CD-ROM) [Geology Library CD]

Environmental Law Institute for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, 1990, Wetlands loss due to agricultural conversion; A survey of recent data: Washington, DC, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, 39 leaves [Natural History 333.91813097 W5341995]

Forbes, S.A., 1925, The lake as a microcosm: Illinois Natural history survey. Bulletin, v. 15, article 9 [Biology
570.15 F741l2001]

Havera, S.P., Roat, K.E., and Anerson, L.L., 2003, The Thompson Lake/Emiquon story: The biology, drainage, and restoration of an Illinois River bottomland lake: Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication. 25., 40 p. [Natural History 627.1409773 H299t]

Keller, E.A., 1996, Wetlands, in Environmental Geology, 7th ed.: Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall, p.286.

Lyon, J.G., and McCarthy, J., 1995, Wetland and environmental applications of GIS: Mapping sciences series;
Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 373 p. [Map & Geography 551.457 W534]

Ohrel, R., and Schueler, T.R., 2000, Pollutant removal by constructed wetlands in an Illinois river floodplain: Tech. note No. 78 from Watershed Prot. Techn., v. 2, n. 2, p. 377-379.

Pavelis, G. A., 1987, Chapter 11. Economic Survey of Farm Drainage, in Pavis, G.A., ed., Farm Drainage in the United States;: History, Status, and Prospects: U.S. Department of Agriculture Miscellaneous Publication 1455, p. 110-137. [Online]

Petruccione, J.L, Padar, C.A., and Hertlein, B.H., 2003, Hydrostratigraphy of fen wetland recharge zones; A case study from glaciated northeastern Illinois, USA: Proceedings - Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), v.2003, p.1006-1016.

Pitts, Don, 2005, Illinois Drainage Water Management Demonstration Project: NRCS, USDA, PowerPoint.

Shaffer, G.P., Gosselink, J.G., and Hoeppner, S.S., 2005, The Mississippi River alluvial plain, in Fraser, L.H., and Keddy, P.A., eds., The world's largest wetlands; Ecology and conservation: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, p. 272-315. [City Planning Call Number: 333.91816 W893]

Thompson, J., 2002, Wetlands drainage, river modification, and sectoral conflict in the lower Illinois Valley, 1890-1930: Carbondale, IL, Southern Illinois University Press, , 284 p. [Main Stacks 333.91815 T374w]
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy022/2001018374.html

Urban, M. A., 2005, An Uninhabited Waste; Transforming the Grand Prairie in Nineteenth Century Illinois, USA: Journal of Historical Geography, v. 31, n. 4, p. 647-665. [Online]

Websites:

Fertilizer Nitrogen Management to Abate Nitrate Levels in Lake Bloomington

Rivers: Geomorphology, History, and Modern (Mississippi River, Teays River, and Other Illinois Rivers)

Readings:

Berggren, D., and Hunt, C.S., 1978, A guide to the geology of the Middle Illinois Valley-Putnam, Marshall, and Peoria Counties, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field Trip Guide Leaflet 1978C, 31 p. [Geology 557 IL6gui1 1978C]

Changnon, S.A., ed., 1996, The Great flood of 1993; Causes, impacts, and responses: Westview Press, Inc., 321 p. [Geology 363.34930977]

Cooper, W.S., 1935, The history of the upper Mississippi river in late Wisconsin and postglacial time: Minnesota. Geological Survey Bulletin 26, 116 p. [Geology 557 M66B]

Curry, B.B., 1998, Evidence at Lomax, Illinois, for mid-Wisconsin (~40,000 yr B.P.) position of the Des Moines Lobe and for diversion of the Mississippi River by the Lake Michigan Lobe (20,350 yr B.P.): Quaternary Research, v. 50, p. 128-138.

Cushing, E. M., Boswell, E. H., and Hosman, R. L., 1964, General Geology of the Mississippi Embayment: USGS Professional Paper 448-B. 28 p.

DuMontelle, P.B., Hester, N.C., and Cole, R.E., 1971, Landslides along the Illinois river valley south and west of La Salle and Peru, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Environmental Geology Notes 48, 16 p. [Geology 557 IL6en no.46-60]

Ferris, J., 1856, The states and territories of the great West;: Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minesota [sic], Kansas and Nebraska; Their geography, history, resources ... comprising their local history, institutions, and laws ; giving a table of distances, and the most direct routes ... also, pointing out the best districts for agricultural, commercial, lumbering, and mining operations: New York, Miller, Orton, and Mulligan, 352 p. [Main Stacks 917.7 F41S]

Flint, T., 1832, The history and geography of the Mississippi valley: To which is appended a condensed physical geography of the Atlantic United States, and the whole American continent, 2nd ed.: Cincinnati, OH, E.H. Flint and L.R. Lincoln, 2 volumes [Main Stacks 917.3 F64H2]

Hajic, E.R., 1989, Late Pleistocene and Holocene landscape evolution, depositional subsystems, and stratigraphy in the Lower Illinois River Valley and adjacent Central Mississippi River Valley: Thesis (Ph. D.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 301 leaves [Geology Theses Q. 552.792 H127L]

Hajic, E.R., Johnson, W.H., and Leon R. Follmer, L.R., 1991, Quaternary deposits and landforms, confluence region of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers, Missouri and Illinois--terraces and terrace problems; Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene 38th Field Conference, May 10-12, 1991: Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/ Illinois State Geological Survey, Urbana, Illinois, 106 p. [Geology 551.792 M58g v.38]

Hansen, M.C., 1995, The Teays River: GeoFacts. No. 10. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology.< http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/7867/default.aspx>

Knox, J.C., 1996, Late Quaternary Upper Mississippi River alluvial episodes and their significance to the Lower Mississippi River system: Engineering Geology, v. 45, n. 1, p. 263-285.

Mattingly, R. L., et al., 1993, Channelization and Levee Construction in Illinois; Review and Implications for Management: Environmental Management, v. 17, p. 781-795. [Main Stacks Call Number: 301.305 ENM]

McComa, M.R., 1969, Pleistocene geology and hydrogeology of the middle Illinois Valley: Thesis, University of Illinois, 130 leaves [Geology Theses 557 IL6MA]

McKay, E.D., III, et al, 2005, Quaternary deposits and history of the ancient Mississippi River Valley, north-central Illinois; 51st Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip, an ISGS centennial field trip, May 13-15, 2005: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Report, 101 p. [Geology 551.792 M58g v.51]

Nelson, J.C., DeHaan, L., Sparks, R.E., and Robinson, L., updated 2003, Presettlement and Contemporary Vegetation Patterns Along Two Navigation Reaches of the Upper Mississippi River: Land Use History of North America <http://biology.usgs.gov/luhna/chap7.html>

Root, T.B., 1935, Summarized account of the Pleistocene geology of the lower Illinois river valley: Part of thesis (Ph. D.), University of Chicago, 1 p. [Main Stacks 551.79 R67S]

Saucier, R.T., 1994, Geomorphology and Quaternary geologic history of the Lower Mississippi Valley: Vicksburg, MS, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, 2 volumes [Geology F. 557.7 SA85G]

Websites:

Prairie Rivers Network
Water Quality in the Lower Illinois River Basin, Illinois, 1995–98 - USGS Circular 1209
Mississippi Embayment
The Mississippi River's Alluvial Plain - USGS

Sediment in the Illinois River

WMRC Website, Illinois River Section - videos, publications, etc.

Marlin, J.C., 2002, Evaluation of sediment removal options and beneficial use of dredged material for Illinois River restoration; Preliminary report: Proceedings of the Western Dredging Association Twenty-Second Technical Conference and Thirty-Fourth Texas A&M Dredging Seminar, June 12-15 2002. p. 131-147. <Online>

Marlin, J.C., and Darmody, R.G., 2005, Returning the Soil to the Land, The Mud to Parks Project: The Illinois Steward, v.14, n.1, p. 11-18. <Online>

Marlin, J.C., 2004, Long distance transport of Illinois River dredged material for beneficial use in Chicago: Proceedings of the Western Dredging Association twenty-fourth Technical Conference and Thirty-Sixth Texas A&M Dredging Seminar. July 6-9, 2004, p. 177-186. <Online>

Marlin, J. C., 2003, Sediment handling demonstration at Lacon, Illinois, using concrete pump and conveyor trucks: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, TR - 36, Champaign, IL. <Online>

Soil: Agriculture and Engineering

Readings:

Note: There are soil surveys or soil reports for each of the Illinois counties. Use the online catalog. They will be at the ACES Library. Ask the Geology Librarian for help. Many are also Online (& Soil Survey Maps Online)

Ashman, M.R., and Puri, G., 2002, Essential soil science: A clear and concise introduction to soil science: Malden, MA, Blackwell Science, 198 p. [ACES 631.4 As36e]

Brussaard, L., and Ferrera-Cerrato, R., 1997, Soil ecology in sustainable agricultural systems: Advances in agroecology; Boca Raton, FL, CRC/Lewis Publishers, 168 p. [Natural History 631.422 So342]

Doelman, P., and Eijsackers, H.J.P., 2004, Vital soil: Function, value, and properties: Developments in soil science, v. 29; Amsterdam/Boston, Elsevier, 340 p. [ACES]

Fehrenbacher, J.B., Ray, B.W., and Alexander, J.D., 1968, Illinois soils and factors in their development, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p. 165-175 (note, the pages of this article are backwards in the book; start with p. 165 and turn pages toward the front of the book). [Geology Reserves 551.79 Q282]

Fehrenbacher, J. B., Walker, G.O., and Wascher, H.L., 1967, Soils of Illinois: College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station in cooperation with the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Bulletin 725, 47 p. [Geology Reference Q. 631.49773 F324s (There are other copies on campus)]

Fehrenbacher, J.B., et al., 1984, Soils of Illinois, revised ed.: College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station in cooperation with the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Bulletin 778 [Rev. ed. of: Soils of Illinois / prepared by J.B. Fehrenbacher, G.O. Walker, and H.L. Wascher. 1967.]: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 85 p. [Main Stacks; Natural History Q. 630.7 IL6b no.778]

Follmer, L.R., Berg, R.C., and Acker, L.L., 1978, Soil geomorphology of northeastern Illinois; Guidebook for a joint field conference of the Soil Scsience Society of America and the Geological Society of America, December 1-3, 1978: [no publisher given], 82 p. [Geology 551.4 F727s copy 2]

Gobat, J.-M., Aragno, M., and Matthey, W., 2004, The living soil: Fundamentals of soil science and soil biology: Enfield, NH, Science Publishers, 602 p. [ACES 631.46 G535s:E]

Gruhn, P., Goletti, F., and Yudelman, M., 2000, Soil Fertility, and Sustainable Agriculture: Current Issues and Future Challenges: http://www.ifpri.org/2020/dp/2020dp32.pdf

Harpstead, M.I., Sauer, T.J., and Bennett, W.F., 2001, Soil science simplified, 4th ed.: Ames. IO, Iowa State University Press, 225 p. [ACES 631.4 H234s2001]

Hood, T.M., Jones, J.B., Jr., eds., 1997, Soil and plant analysis in sustainable agriculture and environment: New York, Marcel Dekker, 864 p. [ACES 631.41 SO342]

Horn, R., et al, eds., 2006, Soil management for sustainability: Advances in geoecology 38, 497 p. [Geology 631.51072 In867s]

Horst, W.J., et al, eds., 2001, Plant nutrition: Food security and sustainability of agro-ecosystems through basic and applied research: Developments in plant and soil sciences, v. 92 (Boston, MA, Kluwer Academic Publishers), 1043 p. [ACES 575.76 P694]

Keene, J.R., 1969, Problems with highway cuts in loess near East St. Louis, Illinois: Twentieth Annual Highway Geology Symposium Proceedings, p. 30-47.. <http://www.highwaygeologysymposium.org/uploads/pastmeetings/hgs%2020.pdf>

Kunst, S., Kruse, T., and Burmester, A., eds., 2002, Sustainable water and soil management: Berlin/New York, Springer, 393 p. [ACES 333.9115 Su81]

Lal, R., and Stewart, B.A., 1990, Soil degradation: Advances in soil science, v. 11; New York, Springer-Verlag, 345 p. [ACES (non-circulating) 631.4 AD95]

Lal, R., ed., 1998, Soil quality & agricultural sustainability: Chelsea, MI, Ann Arbor Press, 378 p. [ACES 631.422 So341]

Leverett, F., 1895, Soils of Illinois: Springfield, IL [Extracted from the final report of the Illinois Board of World’s Fair Commissioners], 92 p.[Geology 557 IL6L]

Maps:

  • Illinois Land Cover (IMAP12) - ISGS
  • Illinois Surface Topography (IMAP11) - ISGS
  • Fehrenbacher, J. B., 1982, General soil map of Illinois: Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in cooperation with the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Published: [Urbana]. [Map & Geography Maps G4101.J31982 .F4]

    Websites:

    **Soils of Illinois - NRCS
    Illinois Extension Service
    College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
    What is Sustainable Agriculture?
    Western Illinois Sustainable Agricultural Society
    Sustainable Agriculture Resource List - U. Mich.
    Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Organizations and Publications
    Illinois Drummer Soil
    Prairies of Illinois

    Questions:

    What is the quality of Illinois soil for agriculture?
    How does geology relate to soil science?
    Why is so much Illinois land devoted to growing corn and soy beans?
    What additives are necessary to sustain agriculture in Illinois?
    What detrimental effects do the additives have on the environment, if any?
    Is the current quality and quantity of agriculture sustainable?
    What other threats are there to Illinois agriculture? (urban sprawl, etc.)
    What will be the impact on world food supplies due to growing corn for fuel?

  • Natural and Artificial Drainage

    Readings:

    Natural Drainage (see also The Mississippi, Teays, and Illinois Rivers; Geomorphology & History):

    Alexander, C.S., and Prior, J.C., 1968, The origin and function of the Cache Valley, southern Illinois, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., 1968, The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p. 19-26. [Geology 551.79 Q282]

    Anderson, R.C., 1968, Drainage evolution in the Rock Island area, western Illinois and eastern Iowa, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., 1968, The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p. 11-18. [Geology 551.79 Q282]

    Killey, M.M., 1998, Illinois' ice age legacy: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience education series 14, 66 p. [See The landscape before the great ice age, p. 29-55. [Geology 551.792 K555x]

    Nelson, R.E., ed., 1996, Illinois: A geographical survey: Dubuque, Iowa. Kendall/Hunt Pub., 344 p. [Maps & Geography, History 917.73 IL615]

    Ridgley, D.C., 1921, The geography of Illinois: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press, p. 37-65 (Chapter IV, Surface and Drainage). [Geology 551.4 R43g]

    Ritter, D.F., Kochel, R.C., and Miller, J.R., 1995, Chaper 5. The drainage basin - Development, morphology, and hydrology, in Process Geomorphology, 3rd ed.: Chicago, IL, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, p. 135-190.

    Artificial Drainage:

    Historic Perspective:

    Crook, C.B., 1968, Drainage of agricultural land: An annotated bibliography of selected references, 1956-1964: National Agricultural Library List, n. 91, 524 p. [ACES (non-circulating) A.630UN34LI]

    Diseker, E.G., and van Schilfgaarde, J., 1958, Field experiments with tile and ditch drainage: North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 133, j24 p. [ACES Compact Stacks (non-circulating)
    630.7 N81BT no.133]

    Elliott, C.G., 1903, Practical farm drainage; Why, when, and how to tile drain: New York, John Wiley & Sons, 92 p. [Main Stacks 631.3 ELSP1903]

    Framji, K.K., Garg, B.C., and Kaushish, S.P., eds., 1984, Design practices of open drainage channels in an agricultural land drainage system; A world-wide survey: New Delhi, India, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, 343 p. [Main Stacks 631.62 D46]

    International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. Permanent Committee on the Application of Systems Analysis to Irrigation, Drainage, and Flood Control, 1980, The application of systems analysis to problems of irrigation, drainage and flood control: A manual for water and agricultural engineers: Water development, supply, and management, v. 11, 203, p. [Engineering 333.9100151 IN8A]

    Jones, E.R., and Zeasman, O.R., 1917, Tile drainage on the farm: University of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 284, 32 p. [ACES (non-circulating) 630.7 W75B no.284]

    Jones, E.R., and Zeasman, O.R., 1924, Drain wet fields: University of Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 365, 24 p. [ACES Compact Stacks (non-circulating) 630.7 W75B no.364-386]

    Lehmann, E.W., and Pitzen, T.A., 1939, Farm drainage: Its maintenance and construction: University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station Circular 493, 40 p. [ACES (non-circulating) Q. 630.7 IL6C]

    Luthin, J.N., 1957, Drainage of agricultural lands: Agronomy [Madison, WI., American Society of Agronomy], v. 7, 620 p. [Geology 631.3 L97D]

    Neal, J.H., 1934, Proper spacing and depth of tile drains determined by the physical properties of the soil: University of Minnesota. Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 101, 62 p. [ACES Compact Stacks([non-circulating) Call Number: Q. 630.7 M66T no.101]

    Powers, W.L., 1931, Drainage and improvement of wet land: Oregon State Agricultural College, Agricultural Experiment Station Circular 102, 19 p. [ACES Compact Stacks (non-circulating) 630.7 OR3S v.102:1931]

    Schwab, G.O., 1985, Tile and surface drainage of clay soils: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Research Bulletin 1166, 19 p. [ACES Compact Stacks (non-circulating) 630.7 OH33B v.1160-1172]

    Schwab, G.O., Michener, D.W., and Kopcak, D.E., 1982, Spacings for subsurface drains in heavy soils: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Research Bulletin 1141, 20 p. [ACES Compact Stacks (non-circulating) 630.7 OH33B no.1141]

    Thompson, J., 2002, Wetlands drainage, river modification, and sectoral conflict in the lower Illinois Valley, 1890-1930: Carbondale, IL, Southern Illinois University Press, 284 p. [Maps & Geography, Main Stacks, History 333.91815 T374w]

    United States Soil Conservation Service, 1973, Drainage of agricultural land; A practical handbook for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of agricultural drainage systems: Port Washington, NY, Water Information Center, 430 p. [Main Stacks 631.3 UN35D]

    Weir, W.W., 1926, Drainage on the farm: ries: University of California, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station Circular 304, 30 p. [ACES 630.7 C12C]

    More Recent Literature:

    Allen, R.G., ed., 1993, Management of irrigation and drainage systems: Integrated perspectives: New York, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1204 p. [Engineering 333.91315 M311]

    Garcia, A.M., 2001, Hydrologic modeling of irregular tile drainage systems: Thesis (Ph. D.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 107 leaves [Engineering Q. 631.3 Tb01G]

    Glandon, L.R., 1972, Nutrients from tile drainage systems: Water pollution control research series, Washington, DC, U.S. GPO], 90 p. [Engineering 628.7 C12N]

    Graves, M.J., 1999, Environmental conflict in a local agricultural community: A case study of a grass roots environmental organization and their struggle to overcome local drainage tradition: Thesis (A.M.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 98 leaves [Main Stacks Q. 333.72 G785e]

    Harbourt, C.M., 2002, A vadose zone field study: Subsurface tile drainage, hydrology, and variability: Thesis (Ph. D.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 221 leaves [Engineering Q. 631.3 Tb02h]

    **Jaynes, D.B., and James, D.E., no date, The extent of farm drainage in the United States: Ames, IA, USDA-ARS-NSTL. [Online]

    Larson, A.C., 1998, The influence of seepage on constructed wetlands receiving agricultural tile drainage: Thesis (M.S.), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 60 leaves [ACES Q. 630 Tam98l]

    McIsaac, G., and Edwards, W.R., eds., 1994, Sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest: Lessons from the past, prospects for the future: Environment and the human condition series; Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press, 291 p. [ACES 630.977 SU82]

    Nehmelman, J.E., 2001, The effect of tile depth and spacing on nitrate transport from tile drainage systems: Thesis (M.S.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Engineering Q. 631.3 Tb01N]

    Nett, M.T., and Pennington, D.A., eds., 2004, Water quality assessments in the Mississippi Delta: Regional solutions, national scope: American Chemical Society Symposium Series 877, 284 p. [Chemistry 363.739409762 W291]

    Petrolia, D.R., and Gowda, P.H., 2006, Missing the Boat: Midwest Farm Drainage and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: Review of Agricultural Economics, v. 28, n. 2, p. 240-253 <http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1467-9353.2006.00284.x>.

    Skaggs, R.W. and van Schilfgaarde, J., eds., 1999, Agricultural drainage: Agronomy 38: Madison, WI, American Society of Agronomy, Inc./ Crop Science Society of America, Inc./ Soil Science Society of America, Inc, 1328 p. [ACES (non-circulating) 630 Ag86 no.38]

    **Uchtmann, D.L., and Gehris, B., 1997, Illinois drainage law; Including soil erosion and sedimentation control, permit requirements for construction in streams or floodways, and Federal Wetlands provisions: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service Circular 1355, 42 p. [Online] (in particular, see Parts III & IV, p. 25ff).

    United States Agricultural Research Service, 2001, Irrigation & drainage: A national research plan to meet competing demands and protect the environment: United States Department of Agriculture Program Aid series, n. 1680, 27 p. [ACES (non-circulating) Q. 630 Un3pro no.1680]

    Urban Drainage Standards Committee, Codes and Standards Activities Committee (CSAC), Technical Activities Committee (TAC), ASCE, 1998, Urban subsurface drainage: ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice no. 95, 183 p. [Engineering 628.21 Ur11]

    **Verma, A., Cooke, R., and Wendte, L., ?, Mapping subsurface drainage systems with color infrared aerial photographs: Applications in Remote Sensing 4 [Online]

    Websites:

    **Miles of Tiles
    Irrigation and drainage research directory
    **History of Drainage Research at the University of Minnesota
    (although this information directly relates to Minnesota, it is also relates to general history of drainage in the USA)
    Illinois Drainage Guide
    **Drainage Issues on the Rural-Urban Fringe
    Developments in Agricultural Drainage in Illinois
    Evaluation of Water Quality from Alternative Cropping Systems using a Multiple-Paired Design (97-19)
    Illinois Drainage Law
    Field Tile Survey
    Developments in subsurface drainage in Illinois: mapping tiles and modeling flow
    A physically-based flow model for watersheds with irregular tile drainage systems
    Landform Map - Ray Sterner
    Modeling flow through tile networks
    Application of integrated GIS and numerical models in subsurface drainage studies
    Validation of a watershed scale drainage model
    Modeling rapid interflow into random and irregular tile drainage systems
    Mapping subsurface drainage systems using remote sensing and GIS
    Hydrologic regime shifts on flat tile drained watersheds
    News blurb
    Field Tile Survey
    Illinois Association of Drainage Districts
    Champaign County Drainage Districts
    Drainage Districts
    Illinois Drainage Code
    Illinois Drainage Guide
    Drainage Issues on the Rural-Urban Fringe
    Drainage District Commissioners, Champaign County

    Maps:

    The Extent of Farm Drainage in the United States

    Questions:

    How did the geologic history of Illinois contribute to the need to install drain tiles for agriculture?
    What problems have drain tile systems caused?
    What can we do about the problems?
    Was there (is there) any other way to handle the need for drainage, other than tiling?

    Energy

    Illinois in the Global Energy Marketplace - 1.3 MB PDF
    Energy - ISGS
    Engineering Geology
    Energy Projects

    Podobnik, B., 2006, Global energy shifts; Fostering sustainability in a turbulent age: Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 223 p. [ACES 333.79 P752g]

    Special Task Force on the Condition and Future of the Illinois Energy Infrastructure, 2004, Blackout solutions [electronic resource]: Final report of the Special Task Force on the Condition and Future of the Illinois Energy Infrastructure: Springfield, IL, Illinois Special Task Force on the Condition and Future of the Illinois Energy Infrastructure. Government Documents Computer Disks CDROM 363.6 B566x]

    Steen, N., ed., 1994, Sustainable development and the energy industries; Implementation and impacts of environmental legislation: London, UK, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Energy and Environmental Programme, Earthscan Publications; Washington, DC, Distributed in North America by the Brookings Institution 329 p. [Business & Economics 333.79 SU822]

    Petroleum: Resources, Production, Storage

    Readings:

    Al-Husseini, M., 2006, The debate over Hubbert's Peak; A review: GeoArabia (Manama), v. 11, n.2, p.181-210. [Geology Q. 553.280956 GE]

    Barnhill, M.L., Zhou, H., Keith, B.D., Thompson, T.A., and DeChurch, D.A., eds., 1996, Corebook of Pennsylvanian Rocks in the Illinois Basin: Illinois State Geological Survey Illinois Basin Studies 3. [Geology Q. 557.7 B277c]

    Bethke, C.M., Reed, J.D., and Oltz, D.R., 1991, Long range petroleum migration in the Illinois Basin: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, p. 925-945.

    Beverly, S., and Cluff, R.M., 1991, Petroleum traps in the Illinois Basin: AAPG Memoir 51 (Interior Cratonic Basins), p. 361-401.

    Cobb, J.C., 1989, Geology of the Lower Pennsylvanian in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Illinois Basin Studies 1, 107 p. [Geology Call Number: 557.7 C633X]

    Deffeyes, K.S., 2001, Hubbert’s peak; The impending world oil shortage: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 208 p. [Geology 333.823211 D361h]

    Deffeyes, K.S., 2005, Beyond oil; The view from Hubbert’s Peak: New York, NY,: Hill and Wang, 202 p. [Main Stacks 333.823211 D361b]

    Geobit 8: History of Oil and Gas Production in Illinois - (PDF file)

    Geobit 9: Oil Fields in Illinois - (PDF file)

    Hasenmueller, N.R., and Comer, J.B., eds., 2000, Illinois State Geological Survey Illinois Basin Studies 4, ? p. [CD-ROM]

    Illinois State Geological Survey, 1994, Gas potential of the New Albany Shale (Devonian and Mississippian) in the Illinois Basin: Illinois State Geologial Survey Illinois Basin Studies 2, 83 p.

    Link, P.K., 2001, Basic petroleum geology, 3rd ed.: Tulsa, OK, OGCI Publications, 443, p. [Geology Q. 553.28 L648b2001]

    Selley, R.C., 1998, Elements of Petroleum Geology, 2nd ed.: New York, Academic Press, 470 p. [Geology
    553.282 Se48e1998]

    Also see:

    Illinois Petroleum: Illinois State Geological Survey, v. 1 (1926) - v; 157 (2001). Discontinued. (1926-1997 in Geology Library; other in Main Stacks) [Q. 553.2805 IL] See volume 101, figure 5, p. 18 for "Underground gas storage projects and major gas transmission lines in Illinois".

    Maps & Data:

    Digital Well Database Output Format for Oil & Gas Wells - ISGS
    Illinois Oil and Gas Resources (ILOIL) Internet Map Service - interactive map
    Oil and Gas Industry of Illinois (MIL OG) Scale 1:500,000.

    Websites:

    ISGS Oil & Gas Section
    ISGS - Oil & Gas
    Links to Petroleum Geology Information
    Evaluation Techniques for Identifying Underdeveloped Areas
    Illinois Oil & Gas Association

    Coal

    Readings:

    Geobit 12: Coal—Illinois' Black Treasure
    Why Study Coal in Illinois?

    Cady, G.H., 1935, Classsification and selection of Illinois coals: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 62, 354 p. (and supplement, 1948, 77 p.) [Geology Geology Call Number: 557 IL6B]

    Greb, S.F., Andrews, W.M., Eble, C.F., DiMichele, W., Cecil, C.B., and Hower, J.C., 2003, Desmoinesian coal beds of the Eastern Interior and surrounding basins; The largest tropical peat mires in Earth history: Geological Society of America Special Paper, v .370, p.127-150. [Geology Geology Call Number: 550 G292s no.370]

    Gustison, S.R., Johanek, P.M., and Finley, R.J., 2006, Energy facilities screening in Illinois: Guide to coal availability and resource development in Illinois [electronic resource]: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File series 2006-1. [Geology CDROMs CDROM 553.209773 G982e]

    Lim, J., Hacker, B., Sze,L., Splitt, D., Gustison, S.R., Wehrmann, H.A., Knapp, H.V., Sinclair, S., and Finley, R.J., 2002, Energy Facilities Screening in Illinois; Mine-Mouth Power Plants: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, S-2198, Task 3, 28 p. [Online]

    Staff, 2003, From the coal mines ... to the power lines; Energy for Illinois: Springfield, IL, Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Office of Coal Development, 1 folded sheet (6 p.) [Main Stacks
    621.31 F925x]

    Treworgy, C.G., et al., 1997, Illinois coal reserve assessment and database development: Final report: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 1997-4, 105 p.

    Wiesbrook, S.M., and Darmody, R.G., no date, Mine soil mapping, classification, and characterization in Illinois: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois, p. 103-114. [Online]

    Maps:

    Coal Industry in Illinois (IMAP13)

    Websites:

    ISGS Coal Section
    Coal Exploration (Bibliography) - TSOP
    U.S. Coal Reserves: 1997 Update - EIA
    New Coal Resource and Reserve Data in Illinois Overview - EIA

    Ethanol

    The Anderson Marathon Ethanol Proposed Plant
    Ethanol Plants' High Water Demands Raises Concerns

    Future-Gen and Sequestration

    Readings:

    More answers — and questions — about carbon storage - Geotimes, February, 2008.

    Burying carbon dioxide, Part I - Geotimes, February, 2005.

    Burying carbon dioxide, Part II - Geotimes, March, 2005.

    Bachu, S., 2002, Sequestration of CO2 in geological media in response to climate change: Road map for site selection using the transform of the geological space into the CO2 phase space: Energy Conversion and Management, v.43, n., p.87-102. Online

    Damm, D.L., and Federov, A.G., In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 8 January 2008, Conceptual study of distributed CO2 capture and the sustainable carbon economy: Energy Conversion and Management. Online

    Figueroa, J.D., Fout, T., Plasynski, S., McIlvried, H., and Srivastava, R.D., 2008, Advances in CO2 capture technology; The U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Sequestration Program: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 2, n.1, p. 9-20.

    Finley, R.J., Gustison, S.R., and Leetaru, H.E., 2005, Geological considerations for CO2 sequestration in a cratonic basin: An assessment of options in the Illinois Basin, USA: Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 7, 2005, p. 1339-1344. [Engineering Call Number: 363.738746 In8g]

    LeNeveu, D.M., 2008, CQUESTRA, a risk and performance assessment code for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide: Energy Conversion and Management, v.49, n.1, p.32-46. Online

    Li, Zhaowen, Dong, M., Li, Shuliang, and Huang, S., 2006, CO2 sequestration in depleted oil and gas reservoirs—caprock characterization and storage capacity: Energy Conversion and Management, v. 47, n. 11-12, p. 1372-1382. Online

    Warne, A., no date, St. Peter Sandstone, Illinois Basin: Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. [Online]

    Websites:

    About FutureGen
    FutureGen for Illinois
    DOE & FutureGen
    FutureGen - Environment News Service

    FutureGen FAQs
    Draft Environmental Impact Statement for FutureGen Project
    Prioritizing Illinois Aquifers and Watersheds for Water Supply ...
    ISGS - Geological Sequestration Test in Illinois Coal
    U.S. Ethanol Biorefinery Locations

    Nuclear

    Readings:

    Websites:

    Illinois Nuclear Industry - EIA/DOE
    Division of Nuclear Safety
    Nuclear Illinois - NEIS
    Nuclear Waste Transportation Routes
    Radioactive Leaks Found At Reactors

    Renewables (Wind, Hydrothermal, Solar)

    Readings:

    Websites:

    Wind Energy in Illinois
    Illinois Wind Working Group
    Government blocks wind farm plans
    Prairie winds could power Illinois' future by Charles N. Wheeler III
    Wind turbines, solar power to bring renewable energy
    Illinois Wind Activities
    Harvest the Wind: A Wind Energy Handbook for Illinois
    A Problem With Wind Power

    Economic Geology/Minerals (Other Than Petroleum and Coal)

    Readings:

    Frankie, W., 2004, Guide to rocks and minerals of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Series 16, 69 p.

    Industrial Minerals in Illinois: A Key to Growth - (8.9 MB PDF)

    Illinois State Geological Survey, 1970, Inside Illinois; Mineral resources: Illinois State Geological Survey Educational series 9, 31 p.

    Illinois Mineral Industry 1993-1996 and Report on Water Resources of Illinois - (1.4 MB PDF)

    Illinois Mineral Industry 1996-1998 - (2 MB PDF)

    Lamar, J.E., 1965, Industrial minerals and metals of Illinois:
    Illinois State Geological Survey Educational series 8, 48 p.

    Lamar, J.E., and Bradbury, J.C., 1968, Past and present uses of Illinois Quaternary mineral materials, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., 1968, The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p. 150-156. [Geology 551.79 Q282]

    Lamar J.E., and Willman, H.B., 1934, Rock wool from Illinois mineral resources: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 61, 262 p.

    Mine-Mouth Power Plants Final Report - (1.4 MB PDF)

    Ridgley, D.C., 1921, The geography of Illinois: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press, p. 198-216 (Chapter XIII, Mineral Resources). [Geology 551.4 R43g]

    Risser, H.E., and Major, R.L., 1968, History of Illinois mineral industries: Illinois State Geological Survey Educational series 10, 30 p.

    Weller, J.M., Grogan, R.M., and Tippie, F.E., (with contributions L. E. Workman and A. H. Sutton), 1952, Geology of the fluorspar deposits of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 76, 147 p.

    Willman, H.B., Atherton, E., Buschbach, T.C., Collinson, C., Frye, J.C., Hopkins, M.E., Lineback J.A., and Simon, J.A., 1975, Handbook of Illinois stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95, p. 17, Table 1-Source Rocks of Illinois Mineral Resources; Table 2-Illinois Mineral Production in 1972. [Geology 557 IL6B: Geology Stacks (can circulate) and Reference (Reading Room; non-circ)] [Link to full text]

    Websites:

    Directory of Illinois Mineral Producers and Maps of Extraction Sites - (2.4 MB PDF)
    Illinois' Industrial Minerals
    The Value of Illinois' Industrial Minerals

    Man Made Hazards (Waste: Landfills & Agriculural Run-Off; Subsidence from Mining, etc.)

    Readings:

    Bellrose, F.C., et al., ?, The fate of lakes in the Illinois River valley: Biological Notes 119, Illinois Natural History Survey [Biology 570 IL6B]

    Berg, R.C., and Curry, B.B., 2004, Tools for Groundwater Protection Planning; An Example from McHenry County, Illinois, USA: Journal Environmental Management, v. 23, n. 3, p. 321-331. [Online]

    Berg, R.C., Wehrmann, A., and Shafer, J.M., 1989, Geological and hydrological factors for siting hazardous or low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities: Illinos State Geological Survey Circular 546, 61 p.

    Berg, R.C., Kempton, J.P., and Cartwright, K., 1984, Potential for Contamination of Shallow Aquifers in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 532 [see Plate 1, Potential for Contamination of Shallow Aquifers from Land Burial of Municipal Wastes]

    Borah, D.K., Bera, M., Shaw, S., and Keefser, L., 1999, Dynamic Modeling and Monitoring of Water, Sediment, Nutrients, and Pesticides in Agricultural Watersheds during Storm Events: Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL, ISWS CR-655. [Online]

    Curry, B.B., Troost, K.G., and Berg, R.C., 1994, Quaternary geology of the Martinsville alternative site, Clark County, Illinois : a proposed low level radioactive waste disposal site: Illinos State Geological Survey Circular 556, 85 p.

    EPA, 2003, Watershed initiative grant proposal for the USRW [Upper Sangamon River Water Shed), Illinois... [Online]

    Glandon, L.R., 1972, Nutrients from tile drainage systems: Water pollution control research series, Washington, DC, U.S. GPO], 90 p. [Engineering 628.7 C12N]

    Jones, J.G., ed., 1993, Agriculture and the environment: New York, NY, E. Horwood, 200 p. [ACES 363.731 AG833]

    Kemble, N.E., Hardesty, D.G., Ingersoll, C.G., Johnson, B.T., Dwyer, F.J., and MacDonald, D.D., 2000, An evaluation of the toxicity of contaminated sediments from Waukegan Harbor, Illinois, following remediation: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 39, p. 452-461. [Online]

    Mine Subsidence in Illinois: Facts for Homeowners: Illinois State Geological Survey

    Panno, S.V., et al., 1996, Groundwater contamination in karst terrain of southwestern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Environmental Geology Notes 151, 43 p. [Geology 557 IL6en1 no.151]

    Panno, S.V., et al., 2003, Water quality and agrichemical loading in two groundwater basins of Illinois’ sinkhole plain: Illinois State Geological Survey Environmental Geology Notes 156, 36 p. [Geology 557 IL6en1 no.156]

    Richardson, R.E., ?, Changes in the bottom and shore fauna of the middle Illinois River and its connecting lakes since 1913-1915 as a result of the increase, southward, of sewage pollution: Bulletin of the Illinois State Natural History Survey, v. 14, article 4 [Biology 570.5 IS v.14]

    Soller, D.R., and Berg, R.C., 2005, A model for the assessment of aquifer contamination potential based on regional geologic framework: Environmental Geology, v. 19, n. 3, p. 205-213. [Online]

    Wiesbrook, S.M., and Darmody, R.G., no date, Mine soil mapping, classification, and characterization in Illinois: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois, p. 103-114.

    Maps:

    Potential for Contamination of Shallow Aquifers from Land Burial of Municipal Wastes (Map) (MIL POT)

    General Textbooks on Environmental Geology

    Coch, N.K., 1995, Geohazards: Natural and human: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall.

    Keller, E.A., 1996, Environmental geology, 7th ed.: Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice-Hall.

    Merritts, D., De Wet, A., and Menking, K., 1998, Environmental geology: An earth system science approach: New York, W.H. Freeman.

    Murck, B.W., Skinner, B.J., and Porter, S.C., 1996, Environmental geology: New York : John Wiley & Sons.

    Murck, B.W., Skinner, B.J., and Porter, S.C., 1997, Dangerous Earth: An introduction to geologic hazards: New York, J. Wiley.

    Indexes:

    GeoRef
    Applied Science & Technology Index
    Scirus (both journal articles and Web resources...uncheck Web for journals only)
    Compendex /Engineering Village
    Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
    Index of USGS Online Publications (Central Region) - Includes links to Bulletins, Circulars, Fact Sheets, Open File Reports, Professional Papers, and more
    USGS Publications Warehouse
    National Technical Information Service (NTIS) (Change selection to NTIS)
    National Academy Press - some full text online

    NOTE: Much of the information from these sources will be highly technical.

    Web resources:

    Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC)
    WMRC Library
    Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
    EPA Envirofacts Data Warehouse
    Superfund Query Form
    Chemical Scorecard
    National Library for the Environment (CNIE) - Congressional Research Service Reports
    Global Change Master Directory - NASA
    Other links to environmental information
    Environmental Site Assessments -ISGS
    Information Source List for Preliminary Environmental Site Assessments (as of October 2004)
    Groundwater Hazards
    Hazards Assessment and Response
    Hazards
    Environmental Projects
    Geologic Hazard Projects
    CFAR Annual Report
    Upper Sangamon River
    The effect of commercial fertilizer on the quality of groundwater ...
    Sangamon River
    Environmental Scorecard
    Nuclear Waste Transportation Routes
    National Priorities List Sites in Illinois

    Natural Hazards

    Readings:

    Atwater, B.F., Tuttle, M.P., Schweig, E.X., Rubin, C.M., Yamaguchi, D.K., and Hemphill-Haley, E., 2004, Earthquake recurrence inferred from paleoseismology, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 331-350 (especially p. 333-337). [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

    Obermeier, S.F., 1996, Use of liquefaction-induced features for paleoseismic analysis; An overview of how seismic liquefaction features can be distinguished from other features and how their regional distribution and properties of source sediment can be used to infer the location and strength of Holocene paleo-earthquakes: Engineering Geology, v. 44, n. 1, p. 1-76. [Online]

    Obermeier, S.F., 1998, Seismic liquefaction features; Examples from paleoseismic investigations
    in the continental United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 98-488. [Online]

    Tuttle, M. P., and E. S. Schweig, 1996, Recognizing and dating prehistoric liquefaction features; Lessons learned in the New Madrid seismic zone, central United States: Journal of Geophysical Research, v.101(B3), p. 6171–6178. [Online]

    Websites:

    Illinois Disaster Preparedness Pathfinder - Illinois Fire Service Institute

    Earthquakes:

    Central Mississippi River Valley (New Madrid)
    Earthquakes
    National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC
    Latest Earthquakes in the USA - Past 7 days
    Recent Earthquakes in Central US
    Historic Earthquakes
    Areas of Quaternary deformation and liquefaction, New Madrid region
    Mississippi and Ohio Rivers region; Areas of Quaternary deformation and liquefaction
    Seismic Hazard Maps

    April 18, 2008 Quake:

    Magnitude 5.2 - ILLINOIS - USGS
    Midwest quake felt far and wide (Map)
    Earthquake early Friday in southern Illinois felt in Ontario
    An Earthquake Rattles the Midwest
    Illinois Earthquake History - USGS

    Flooding:

    Dartmouth Flood Observatory
    FEMA Floodplain Maps - Enter your zip code to find your location.
    Illinois Water Information
    Stream Flow Discharge - USGS Instantaneous Data
    Illinois Streamflow Conditions

    Seiches:

    Seiches: Sudden, Large Waves a Lake Michigan Danger

     

    Weather, Climate, and Paleoclimate

    Readings:

    Ashworth, A.C., 2004, Quaternary coleoptera of the United States and Canada, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 505-517 (see p. 509-511). [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

    Baker, R. G., González, L. A., Raymo, M., Bettis III, E. A., Reagan, M. K., and Dorale, J. A., 1998, Comparison of multiple proxy records of Holocene environments in Midwestern USA: Geology, v. 26, (12), p. 1131-1134.

    Blacing, T.J., and Duvick, D., 1984, Reconstruction of precipitation history in North American corn belt using tree rings: Nature, v. 307, p. 143-145. [Online]

    Changnon, S.A., Angel, J.R., Kunkel, K.E., and Lehmann, C.M.B., 2004, Climate atlas of Illinois: Champaign, IL, Illinois State Water Survey, 309 p. [Geology Reserves]

    Cronin, T.M., 1999, Principles of paleoclimatology: New York, NY, Columbia University Press, 560 p. [Geology 551.690901 C881p]

    Daugherty, J.E., 1968, Quaternary climatology of North America with emphasis on the state of Illinois, in Bergstrom, R.E., ed., The Quaternary of Illinois; A symposium in observance of the centennial of the University of Illinois: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Special publication 14, p. 61-69. [Geology 551.79 Q282]

    Geiss, C.E., and Banerjee, S.K., 1997, A multi-parameter rock magnetic record of the last glacial-interglacial paleoclimate from south-central Illinois, USA: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 152, , n. 1-4, p. 203-216. [Online]

    Goosse, H., Renssen, H., Timmermann, A., Bradley. R.S., and Mann, J.E., 2006, Using paleoclimate proxy-data to select optimal realisations in an ensemble of simulations of the climate of the past millennium: Climate Dynamics, v. 27, n. 2-3, p. 165-184, DOI 10.1007/s00382-006-0128-6.

    Grimm, E.C., and Jacobson, G.L., Jr., 2004, Late-Quaternary vegetation history of the eastern United States, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 381-402. [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

    King, J.E., 1981, Late Quaternary vegetational history of Illinois: Ecological Monographs, v. 51, n. 1, p. 43-62. [Online]

    Lowe, J.J., and Walker, M.J.C., 1997, Reconstructing Quaternary Environmens, 2nd ed.: Essex, UK, Addison Wesley Longman Limited, 446 p. [browse through to get an understanding of climate proxies]. [Geology 551.79 L951R1997]

    Schopf, J.M., 1979, Pennsylvanian paleoclimate of the Illinois Basin: Illinois State Geological Survey Guidebook Series 15, Part 2, p.1-3.

    Stahle, D.W., Fye, F.K., and Therrell, M.D., 2004, Interannual to decadal climate and streamflow variability estimated from tree rings, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 491-504. [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

    Webb III, T., Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S.P., and Anderson, K.H., 1993, Vegetation, lake levels, and climate in eastern North America for the past 18,000 years, in Wright, H.E., Jr., Kutzbach, J.E., Webb III, T., Ruddiman, W.F., Street-Perrott, F.A., and Bartlein, P.J., eds., Global climates since the last glacial maximum: Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press, p. 415-467 [Geology Q. 551.6 G514]

    Webb III, T., Shuman, B., and Williams, J.W., 2004, Climatically forced vegetation dynamics in eastern North America during the late Quaternary period, in Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F., eds., The Quaternary period in the United States: Developments in Quaternary science 1. Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 459-478. [Geology Q. 551.79 D79 v.1]

    Wing, S., 1994, Paleoclimate, proxies, paradoxes, and predictions: Palaios, v. 9; no. 2, p. 121-123.

    Speleothem Evidence:

    Baker, R.G., Bettis, E.A. III, Denniston, R.F., and González, L.A., 2001, Plant remains, alluvial chronology, and cave speleothem isotopes indicate abrupt Holocene climatic change at 6ka in Midwestern USA, Global and Planetary Change, v. 28, p.285-291.

    Baker, R G., Bettis III, E.A., Denniston, R.F., González, L.A., Strickland, L.E., and Krieg, J.R., 2002, Holocene paleoenvironments in southeastern Minnesota; Chasing the prairie-forest ecotone: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology v. 177, p. 103-122.

    Denniston, R.F., González, L.A., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V., Reagan, M.K., Saltzman, M.R., 2001, A high- resolution speleothem record of climatic variability during the Allerød-Younger Dryas transition in Missouri, central United States: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, v. 176, p. 147-155.

    Denniston, R.F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Reagan, M. K., and Recelli-Snyder, H., 2000, Speleothem carbon isotopic records of early Holocene environments in the Ozark Highlands, U.S.A. Quaternary International, v. 67, p. 21-27.

    Denniston, R. F., González, L. A., Asmerom, Y., Baker, R. G., Reagan, M. K. Bettis, E. A. III, 1999, Evidence for increased cool season moisture during the middle Holocene: Geology, v. 27 (9), p. 815-818.

    Dorale, J. A., González, L. A., Reagan, M. K., Pickett, D. A., Murrell, M. T., and Baker, R. G., 1992, A high resolution record of Holocene climate change in speleothem calcite from Cold Water Cave, northeast Iowa: Science, v. 258, p. 1626-1630.

    Panno, S.V., Curry, B.B., Wang, H., Hackley, K.C., Liu, C., Lundstrom, C.C., and Zhou, J., 2004, Climate change in southern Illinois, USA, based on the age and delta (super 13) C of organic matter in cave sediments: Quaternary Research, v.61, n.3, p.301-313. [Online]

    Zhou, J., Lundstrom, C.C., Fouke, B., Panno, S., Hackley, K., and Curry, B., 2005, Geochemistry of speleothem records from southern Illinois; Development of (super 234) U/ (super 238) U as a proxy for paleoprecipitation: Chemical Geology, v.221, n.1-2, p.1-20. [Online]

    Web Sites:

    Annual Average Precipitation
    Annual Temperature for Illinois
    Annual Precipitation for Illinois
    Atmospheric Science Resources - a starting point to find information, by ASLI
    Global Warming Migrating Climates
    Illinois Snowfall and Snow Depth - Extremes
    NCDC (National Climatic Data Center)
    Prairies of Illinois

    Questions:

    What factors contribute to the current climate of Illinois?
    How has the climate of Illinois changed over the past 12,000 years?
    How might Global Climate Change affect the climate of Illinois, and therefore our quality of life?
    How does the Pacific Ocean influence Illinois weather?
    What causes tornadoes?
    What patterns of drought and floods has Illinois experienced within historic times?
    What factors contribute to the weather patterns in Illinois?
    How do you read a weather map?
    What goes into forecasting weather?
    How has weather forecasting changed over the past 20 years?

    Exercises:

    Materials: Weather map. From the weather map, explain the current weather and predict the weather in the near future (tomorrow).
    Materials: Web sites. What was the weather like the day and place that you were born?

    Paleontology

    Collinson, C., 2002 (rev.), Guide for beginning fossil hunters: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Series 15, 48 p. [Geology Reserves]

    Collinson, C., and Skartvedt R., 1960, Field book Pennsylvanian plant fossils of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Educational series 6, 35 p.

    Cooper, C.L., 1946, Pennsylvanian ostracodes of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 70, 177 p.

    Dunbar C.O., and Lloyd G. Henbest, L.G. (with a section on stratigraphy by J. Marvin Weller, Lloyd G. Henbest and Carl O. Dunbar), 1942, Pennsylvanian fusulinidae of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 67, 218 p.

    Geobit 5: Illinois' State Fossil Tullimonstrum gregarium

    Geobit 6: The Trilobite—An Early Inhabitant of Illinois

    Jennings, J.R., 1990, Guide to Pennsylvanian fossil plants of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Educational series 13, 75 p.

    King, J.E., 1982, Fossils: Story of Illinois Series, v.14, 68 p. [Geology Reserves (Call Number: 560.9773 K583FX); other copies in other libraries at UIUC]

    Kosanke, R.M., 1950, Pennsylvanian spores of Illinois and their use in correlation: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 74, 128 p.

    Prothero, D.R., 1998, Bringing fossils to life; An introduction to paleobiology: MdcGraw-Hill, 457 p. [Geology Geology Call Number: 560 P946b] [2nd ed., 2004 is at the Undergraduate Library Call Number 560 P946b2004]

    Willman, H.B., Atherton, E., Buschbach, T.C., Collinson, C., Frye, J.C., Hopkins, M.E., Lineback J.A., and Simon, J.A., 1975, Handbook of Illinois stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95. [Geology 557 IL6B: Geology Stacks (can circulate) and Reference (Reading Room; non-circ)] [Link to full text]

    Winslow, M.R., 1959, Upper Mississippian and Pennsylvanian megaspores and other plant microfossils from Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 86, 135 p.

    Web Sites

    About the Mazon Creek Fossils and Deposit
    Mazon Creek Fossils
    Geologic Time, Illinios - ISGS [link currently dead; 2/29/08]
    Fossils of Illinois - ISGS [link currently dead; 2/29/08]

    Recreation: Parks, Forests, & Rivers; Karst; Icons

    ISGS Field Trip Guidebooks (map): Find a guidebook using this website and then use the online catalog http://www.library.uiuc.edu/catalog to check it out, or purchase a copy from the ISGS.

    For example, to find this guidebook listed on the map: Marion 1978, go to the UIUC online catalog and select the Advanced Search. Type "marion" in the first search box, "illinois state geological survey" in the second search box and select "as a phrase", and type "1978" in the third search box and select "search by publication year".

    Readings:

    Bannon-Nilles, P.L., 2003, A park in the making; The history of the development of Illinois Beach State park: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 2003-8, 36 p.

    Chrzastowski, M.J., and Frankie, W.T., 2000, Guide to the geology of Illinois Beach State Park and the Zion Beach-Ridge Plain, Lake County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, Field trip guide leaflet 2000-C, D, 69 p.

    Collinson, C., 2002 (rev.), Guide for beginning fossil hunters: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Seriesa15, 48 p.

    Foyle, A.M., Chrzastowski, M.J., and Trask,C.B., 1998, Erosion and accretion trends along the Lake Michigan shore at North Point Marina and Illinois Beach State Park; Year-3 (1997) report of a four-year study of coastal geology and coastal geologic processes: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 1998-3, 100 p.

    Frankie, W.T., 1997, Guide to the geology of the Kankakee River State Park area, Kankakee County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guide leaflet 1997-C, 1998-B, 62 p., 6 p.

    Frankie, W.T., 2001, Guide to the Geology of the Mississippi Palisades State Park and the Savanna Area, Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guide leaflet 2001-C, D, 78 p., 13 p.

    Frankie, W., 2004, Guide to rocks and minerals of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Series 16, 69 p.Frankie, W., 2005, Guide to the geology of the Kickapoo State Park and surrounding area, Vermilion County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guide leaflet 2005-A, 36 p.

    Frankie,W.T., Kolata, D.R., and Berg, R.C., 1999, Guide to the geology of the Rock Cut State Park and Rockford area, Winnebago County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guidebook 1999-C, D, 59 p.

    Frankie, W.T., Jacobson, R.J., Lesemi,Z., Killey, M.M., Barnhardt, M.L., and Crockett, J.E., 2000, Guide to the geology of Siloam Springs State Park area, Adams and Brown Counties, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, 68, p.

    Frankie, W., and Nelson, R.S., 2002, Guide to the Geology of the Apple River Canyon State Park and Surrounding Area of Northeastern Jo Daviess County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guide leaflet 2002-B, 88 p.

    ISGS, 2005, Time Talks; The Geology of Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks: Illinois State Geological Survey (Illinois State Park Geology Series), 48 p.

    Nelson, R.S., Malone, D.H., Jacobson, R.J., and Frankie, W.T., 1996, Guide to the geology of Buffalo Rock and Matthiessen State Park area, La Salle County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guide leaflet 1996-C, 1997-B, 62 p.

    Panno, S.V., Greenberg, S.E., Weibel, C.P., and Gillespie, P.K., 2004, Guide to the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area: Illinois State Geological Survey Geoscience Education Series 19, 112 p.

    Panno, S.V., and Hackley, K.C., 2001, The origin of Weldon Springs: Illinois State Geological Survey Open file series 2001-3, 6 p.

    Reinertsen, D.L, and Treworgy, J.D., 1991, Guide to the geology of the Pere Marquette State Park area, Jersey County: Illinois State Geological Survey Field trip guide leaflet 1991-D, 58 p.

    Suloway, L, Joselyn, M., and Brown, P.W., 1996, Inventory of Resource Rich Areas in Illinois;
    An Evaluation of Ecological Resources: Critical Trends Assessment Phase II, Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey, Department of Natural Resources <http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/cwe/rra/rra.html>

    Wiggers, R., 1997, Geology Underfoot in Illinois: Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 304 p. [Geology 557.73 W639G]

    Karst and Caves:

    See also, Speleothem Evidence for Climate Change

    Angel, J.C., Nelson, D.O., and Panno, S.V., 2004, Comparison of a new GIS-based technique and a manual method for determining sinkhole density; An example from Illinois' sinkhole plain: Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, v.66, n.1, p.9-17. [ILL]

    Bretz, J. H., and Harris, S.E., Jr., 1961, Caves of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 215, 87 p. [Geology: 551.44709773 B756c] also [Illinois History & Lincoln Coll. (non-circulating)]

    Geobit 3: Geodes—Small Treasure Vaults in Illinois

    Geobit 7: Karst Landscapes of Illinois: http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/geobits/pdf-files/geobit7.pdf

    Geobit 11: Caves in Illinois: Our Subterranean Landscape: http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/geobits/pdf-files/geobit11.pdf

    Gunn, J., ed., 2003, Encyclopedia of caves and karst science: New York, Fitzroy Dearborn, 902 p. [Geology Reference (non-circulating) Call Number: Q. 551.44703 En192]

    Hansel, A.K., 1980, Sinkhole form as an indicator of process in karst landscape evolution: Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 167 p. [Oak Street Facility [request only] 551.447 H198S]

    Kelly, W.R., Panno, S.V., Hackley, K.C., Krapac, I.G., and Weibel, C.P., 2005, Bacterial quality of groundwater in the karst region of southwestern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-13, p. 37 [abstract]

    Palmer, A.N., 2007, Cave Geology: Dayton, OH, Cave Books, 454 p. [Geology Q.551.447 P182c]

    Panno, S.V., 1999
    , Geology, hydrogeology, and water quality of the karst regions of southwestern Illinois and Southeastern Missouri: Illinois State Geological Survey Guidebook 27, 38 p. [Geology 557 IL6gu no.27]

    Panno, S.V., and Bourcier, W.L., 1990, Glaciation and saline-freshwater mixing as a possible cause of cave formation in the eastern Midcontinent region of the United States; A conceptual model: Geology, v.18, n.8, p.769-772. [Online]

    Panno, S.V., Greenberg, S.E., Weibel, C.P., and Gillespie, P.K., no date, Guide to the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area: Illinois State Geological Survey GeoScience Education Series 19, 106 p. [Geology Reserves]

    Panno, S.V., Weibel, C.P., Greenberg, S.E., and Stiff, B.J., no date, A self-guided tour of Illinois caverns: Illinois State Geological Survey, 1 folded sheet (includes map). [Geology Reserves]

    Panno, S.V., Weibel, C.P., and Li, W., 1997, Karst regions of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, Open File Report 1997-2, 42 p.


    Veni, G., DuChene, H., Crawford, N.C., Groves, C.G., Huppert, G.N., Kastning, E.H., Olson, R., and Wheeler, B.J., 2001, Living With Karst; A Fragile Foundation: [AGI Environmental Awareness Series 4] Alexandria, VA, American Geological Institute, 64. p. [On order]

    Weibel, C.P., and Panno, S.V., 2006, Delineation of karst regions in drift mantled Illinois: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.38, no.4, p.22 [note: this is an abstract only; you can read it online in GeoRef]

    Websites:

    State Parks

    For regional maps of Illinois showing parks, go to the site map <http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/Parks/sitemap.htm> and the click on the Region under "State Parks".

    Illinois Virtual Fieldtrips

    Maps:

    Weibel, C.P., and Panno, S.V., 1997, Karst terrains and carbonate bedrock in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, Map 8.

    State Icons:

    Geobit 4: Fluorite—Illinois' State Mineral

    Geobit 5: Illinois' State Fossil Tullimonstrum gregarium

    Scientific Method

    Readings:

    The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method by Christine V. McLelland: Geological Society of America

    Questions:

    What is scientific method?
    Why is it important to understand scientific method?
    Exercises:
    Think of a good question related to any of the above topics. How would you go about answering the question; what resources would you use? Formulate a hypothesis related to the question. How would you test the hypothesis using sound scientific method?

    Lura Joseph
    Created 07/27/ LEJ

    With sincere thanks to the class participants for suggesting additional resources for this web page.

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