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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, 1986. Volume 6. Southwestern Illinois Region.|
|Author||Clement, M. E. ; Sefton, D. F. ; Hawes, J. ;|
|CORP Author||Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control. ;Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission, Collinsville.|
|Additional Subjects||Lakes ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Citizen participation ; Seasonal variations ; Transparence ; Depth ; Tables(Data) ; Illinois ; Southern region(Illinois) ; Water quality data|
The State of Illinois has over 2,900 lakes, six or more acres in size. In addition to being valuable recreational and ecological resources, many of these lakes provide water for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses, while others are important for flood control purposes. The purpose of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program is to involve volunteers with lake monitoring, thereby providing effective public education as well as a useful data base for site-specific and statewide lake quality research. Federal, State and local agencies have used the data collected to help assess the severity of water quality impacts from agricultural runoff and target resources for water quality benefits.