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Hydrology, nutrient, and sediment monitoring for Hurricane and Kickapoo Creek watersheds: Water Year 2000-2002: Pilot watershed program.
- The Hurricane and Kickapoo Creek watersheds lie in three counties in southeastern Illinois. The drainage areas of Hurricane Creek and Kickapoo Creek at their confluences with the Embarras River are 56 and 101 square miles, respectively. Hurricane Creek joins the Embarras River at river mile 94.2 and has two tributaries: East and West Branch Hurricane Creek. The Kickapoo Creek is also a tributary of the Embarras River at river mile 115.5. The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) conducted a 2.5-year watershed monitoring study of the Hurricane and Kickapoo Creek watersheds for the Embarras River Ecosystem Partnership-Conservation 2000 Ecosystem Program and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Pilot Watershed Program. The purpose was to collect hydrologic and water quality data to provide a better understanding of the cumulative impacts of future best management practices (BMPs) implemented in the watersheds. However, the BMP implementation programs never occurred. The ISWS established two streamgaging stations on Hurricane Creek and one on Kickapoo Creek. Streamflow, sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus were monitored for the entire study period (April 2000-September 2002). The Mattoon wastewater treatment plant contributes approximately 27 percent of the annual discharge at the Kickapoo Creek station. Annual runoff was much higher at all stations in Water Year 2002 (WY02) than in the preceding 1.5 years. Annual sediment loads in WY02 were twice the loads in WY00 and WY01. The Kickapoo station had higher mean annual nitrate concentrations and load per unit area than the two Hurricane stations.
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Number or Issue: Date Created: 8 30 2006
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