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Main Title Combined sewer flooding and pollution : a national problem : the search for solutions in Chicago : report /
CORP Author United States. General Accounting Office.
Publisher General Accounting Office,
Year Published 1979
Report Number CED-79-77 ; GAO CED-79-77
OCLC Number 05039976
Subjects Flood control--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area ; Combined sewer overflows--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area ; Water--Pollution--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area
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EJBM  HD4479.C4 U6 1979 v.1-6 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/17/2015
Collation v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Cover title. "May 15, 1979." "CED-79-77." "B-166506"--Prelim. p.
Contents Notes
v. 1. An executive summary --v. 2. The Tunnel and Reservoir Plan: its status and impact --v. 3. A profile of urban flooding in the Chicago Metropolitan Area --v. 4. The search for local flooding problems in extremely limited --v. 5. What can be done to minimize or eliminate urban flooding?--v. 6. A synopsis of the flooding problems for each of the 54 Chicago area communities. This report: (1) highlights the current status and impact of the Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Plan; (2) profiles the extent and location of flooding and damage in the Chicago metropolitan area; (3) summarizes the limited availability of funds to correct the problems; and (4) in the absence of such funding, describes several alternatives for local communities and individual citizens to consider. Volume I includes an introductory section on the flooding and pollution problems in the Chicago area and background information on the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, synopsizes the information in the other volumes, and contains conclusions and recommendations. Volume II describes the plan's current construction and funding, its impact on pollution and flooding, and environmental concerns expressed about the plan. Volume III describes the flooding problem in the combined sewer area, including the extent of the problem. Volume IV summarizes the availability of federal, state, and local funds for projects to alleviate flooding. Volume V describes the actions local communities and homeowners can take to prevent flooding. Volume VI contains 54 summaries and descriptive maps of flooding experienced, actions planned or taken, and the anticipated impact of the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan.