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  • Bank erosion survey of the main stem of the Kankakee River in Illinois and Indiana.

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  • This report is the second of a series of three reports being prepared for the work done on the Kankakee River based on a Conservation 2000 Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The present report focuses on the bank erosion mapping of the main stem of the Kankakee River from Route 30 Bridge in Indiana to the mouth of the Kankakee River with the Illinois River near Wilmington. A total of 111.8 river miles were mapped during a boat trip November 19-December 1, 1998. The relative magnitude of erosion was based on a visual assessment of the river banks during a boat trip along the main stem of the river. No actual measurements were taken. However, the extent of erosion was noted on 7.5-minute quadrangle maps based on visual observations. A series of 27 maps has been developed in which bank erosion identified on both sides of the river ranged form minor to high erosion. This analysis has shown the 10.4 river bank miles had severe erosion, 39.4 bank miles had moderate erosion, 70.8 bank miles had minor erosion, 46.3 bank miles were stable, 46.7 river bank miles were artificially protected, and data on 10.0 bank miles could not be collected because snags, islands, etc. made the banks inaccessible. This is a first attempt to map existing bank erosion conditions of the main stem of the Kankakee River.


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Language(s): EN-English

Volume or Year: 2001
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Date Created: 9 24 2004
Date Last Modified: 5 13 2003

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1. Bank erosion survey of the main stem of the Kankakee River in Illinois and Indiana. (20060930185658_ISWSCR2001-01.pdf).
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