geologyMcAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Home » State Maps » Illinois Maps » Illinois Lakes and Rivers

Illinois Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Illinois Lakes and Rivers Map
Illinois Rivers Shown on the Map:   Big Muddy River, Des Plaines River, Edwards River, Embarras River, Fox River, Green River, Illinois River, Kankakee River, Kaskaskia River, Little Wabash River, Mackinaw River, Mississippi River, Ohio River, Rock River, Sangamon River, Spoon River and Wabas River.

Illinois Lakes Shown on the Map:   Carlyle Reservoir, Crab Orchard Lake, Lake Shelbyville, Lake Springfield, Rend Lake, Senachwine Lake and Upper Peoria Lake.


 Illinois Stream and River Levels
Illinois river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Illinois. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Illinois river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Illinois Stream and River Level Alerts
Illinois water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Illinois stream and river level alerts.


 Illinois Water Publications
Illinois precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Illinois. View the water resource publications for Illinois here.


Find it on Geology.com




More from Geology.com


Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Types of Volcanic Eruptions: A description of the most common eruption types.
Roadside Geology
Roadside Geology Guides: Learn about the Geology of your favorite state as seen from the road.
Coal
Coal Through a Microscope: Coal is more than a black rock. It's THE most interesting rock.
Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydraulic Fracturing: Increases well yield by fracturing the reservoir rock with fluid injection.
Stromboli Volcano
Stromboli Volcano: Geology, history, maps, plate tectonics and more.
Uses of granite
Uses of Granite: The rock used everywhere from the kitchen to the facing stone of skyscrapers.
Chatoyant Gems
Chatoyant Gems look like the eye of a cat. A line of light moves across the surface of the stone.
What Are Meteorites?
What Are Meteorites? Rocks which were once part of planets or large asteroids.


 Illinois Drought Map
Illinois drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Illinois drought map here.




 Illinois Precipitation Map
Illinois precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Illinois and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Illinois precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Illinois Elevation Map
Illinois elevation map
The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Illinois elevation map.


What is a Hydrograph?
Depletion of the High Plains Aquifer
Water in the News
Geology of Bottled Water
Stream Gaging Stations
Articles About Water


© 2005-2015 Geology.com. All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Geology.com. Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.