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The Condition of Illinois Water Resources, 1999, was prepared by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to describe in general terms the overall water quality conditions throughout Illinois. This includes facts about facts about Illinois rivers and streams inland lakes, Lake Michigan, and groundwater. The information in this report is summarized from more detailed information generated and submitted annually to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as required by Section 305(b) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). In addition, a set of 33 water quality fact sheets has been created to look at specific water bodies in major Illinois watersheds. Inside the back cover of this report is a list of the 33 fact sheets and how they may be obtained from Illinois EPA.


This report was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family. Benner Library's Digital Initiatives staff found the original content online. Related resources.

J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.

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