Month: June 2010

Prairie Parkway Project Information

Various routing alternatives for the proposed Prairie Parkway connecting I-88 and I-80 are currently under consideration by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The Friends of the Fox River has a vested interest in evaluating the potential impact that construction of such a freeway may have on the streams in the Fox watershed on or … Read more

Why Volunteering Monitoring Data Matters

By Cindy Skrukrud Clean Water Advocate, Sierra Club (Illinois Chapter) The Fox River Study Group, a multi-stakeholder group (Friends of the Fox River, Sierra Club, Fox River (Elgin area) and Fox Metro (Aurora area) water reclamation districts, Kane County, Fox River towns, Fox River Ecosystem Partnership, Illinois EPA) has engaged the Illinois State Water Survey … Read more

Water Quality Issues of the Fox River

From IL Water Quality Report 2002 Stream Segment ID and Endpoints Potential Causes of Impairments Potential Sources of Impairment D-35, IL/WI state line to Grass Lake PCBs Unknown D-23, Pistakee Lake to Stratton Dam PCBs-H Unknown DT-22, Stratton Dam to Tower Lake Drain mouth PCBs-H, nutrients-S, inorganic nitrogen-S, siltation-S, flow alteration-S, habitat alteration (other than … Read more