Pollutant Load Water Quality Model Completed for Illinois and Kaskaskia Rivers

Pollutant Load Water Quality Model Completed for the Illinois River & Kaskaskia River Watersheds

Upon completing an advanced custom GIS based pollution load model for the State of Illinois, Northwater presented results to representatives of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Illinois EPA (IEPA), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the University of Illinois (UofI).  The presentation detailed the model methods, results and demonstrated its ease of utility for identifying pollution loading “hotspots” and evaluating the effectiveness of different conservation scenarios.  Feedback on the model has been very positive, especially regarding its ease of use for planners and land managers.