Sediment sources analysis for Peoria Lake along the Illinois River

Nani G. Bhowmik, William C. Bogner, James A. Slowikowski

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Abstract

The modern-day lower Illinois River flows within a greatly oversized valley formed by an old course of the Mississippi River and glacial outwash events. As a result, the section of the Illinois from its mouth near Grafton to Henry, Illinois is characterized as a low-gradient, aggrading bed stream with large backwater areas. Sedimentation in the river threatens to convert the system from one of river/backwater areas to one of channel/marshes. The sediment budget of Peoria Lake, a major backwater lake along the river, includes input and output through the Illinois River and inputs from several small direct tributaries. Results after two-year monitoring of these small tributaries indicate that they are a significant factor in the sediment budget of Peoria Lake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
EditorsRichard M. Shane
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages859-864
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872628167
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 1991 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Jul 29 1991Aug 2 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1991 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period7/29/918/2/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bhowmik, N. G., Bogner, W. C., & Slowikowski, J. A. (1991). Sediment sources analysis for Peoria Lake along the Illinois River. In R. M. Shane (Ed.), Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering (pp. 859-864). (Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering). Publ by ASCE.