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Benchmark Sediment Monitoring Program for Illinois Streams : Data Report for Water Years 1994 and 1995. Allgire, Richard L., 2001  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS DCS 2001-01    Full Text Available
The Benchmark Sediment Monitoring Program for Illinois Streams was initiated by the Illinois State Water Survey in 1981 to generate a long-term database of suspended sediment transport. The program is now part of the Water Survey's Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) Network, which monitors the climate, soil moisture, surface water, ground water, and sediment throughout Illinois. This report summarizes the suspended sediment data collected for the program during Water Years 1994 and 1995. All the techniques used in the data collection process and laboratory analyses are based on U.S. Geological Survey procedures and techniques. The report appendices present tables of instantaneous suspended sediment measurements, particle size analysis, sediment transport curves, and plots of instantaneous sediment concentrations for the period of record for the current monitoring stations.

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