||Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, 1990. Volume 3. Northeastern Illinois Region.
Hudson, H. L. ;
Hirschner, R. J. ;
||Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago.;Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Water quality data ;
Water pollution sampling ;
Environmental monitoring ;
Environmental Protective Agency ;
State programs ;
Regional analysis ;
Water quality management ;
Field tests ;
Citizen participation ;
Northeast Region(Illinois) ;
Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program ;
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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency initiated the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) in 1981 as a result of growing public interest in lakes and the need to expand the state's data base on lake water quality. The purpose of the VLMP is to involve volunteers with lake monitoring, thereby providing effective public education in lake ecology and management as well as a useful data base for site-specific and statewide lake quality assessment. The Regional Report volume is a compilation of lake monitoring data for 40 lakes in the Northeastern Illinois Region. A regional lake location map is shown in Figure 1 and a ranking of lakes by average transparency are contained in the section. Section II contains lake data and individual lake summaries for those VLMP lakes monitored during nine or more semi-monthly sampling periods in the 1990 season. Section III includes lake data for those VLMP lakes monitored during four to nine of the semi-monthly sampling periods. Data collected under IEPA's Ambient Lake Monitoring Program (ALMP) in 1990 also is included where available. Discussions of the chemical parameters included in water quality data found in Sections II and III are provided in the Appendix.