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Geology, hydrology, water quality, and potential for interbasin invasive-species spread by way of the groundwater pathway near Lemont, Illinois

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Kay, R.T., Mills, P.C., and Jackson, P.R., 2016, Geology, hydrology, water quality, and potential for interbasin invasive-species spread by way of the groundwater pathway near Lemont, Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5095, 91 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165095.

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Invasive species such as Asian carps have the potential to travel in the egg, larval, or fry stages from the Des Plaines River (DPR) to the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) by way of the network of secondary-permeability features in the dolomite aquifer between these water bodies. Such movement would circumvent the electric fish barrier on the canal and allow Asian carps to travel unimpeded into Lake Michigan. This potential pathway for the spread of Asian carps and other invasive species was evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey.The bed of the DPR appears to be in at least partial contact with the exposed bedrock in most of the area from about 1 mile west of Kingery Highway to Romeo Road (the study area). Areas of exposed [...]

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tableOfContents<ul> <li>Abstract</li> <li>Introduction</li> <li>Geology</li> <li>Hydrology</li> <li>Water Quality</li> <li>Potential for Interbasin Spread of Asian Carps by Way of the Groundwater Pathway</li> <li>Summary and Conclusions</li> <li>References Cited</li> <li>Appendix 1. Asian Carps in the United States</li> <li>Appendix 2. Map, Profiles, and Cross Sections of the Main Drainage Channel of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, from Chicago to Joliet, Illinois</li> <li>Appendix 3.&nbsp;Methods of Data Collection and Analysis</li> <li>Appendix 4.&nbsp;Detailed Geologic Assessment of the Bedrock Deposits</li> </ul>
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