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Hydrogeology and Water Quality of Sand and Gravel Aquifers in McHenry County, Illinois, 2009–14, and Comparison to Conditions in 1979 - October 2017

  • By: Amy M. Gahala
    • Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5112 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

ISWS Illinois Community Water Supply Website

  • Mapping database of all statewide community wells and relevant data associated with each well.

USGS/ISWS/ISGS/McHenry County Collaborative Ground and Surface Water Website 

  • A near real-time data network of groundwater wells, stream gages, and rain gages, in addition to other relevant information such as water-quality data for sites throughout the county.

Three-dimensional Geologic Mapping for McHenry County - November 2013 

  • By: Jason F. Thomason & David A. Keefer 
    • Prairie Research Institute - Illinois State Geological Survey UIUC 

Groundwater Simulation Modeling and Potentiometric Surface Mapping, McHenry County, Illinois - November 2013 

  • By: Scott C. Meyer, Yu-Feng Lin, Daniel B. Abrams & George S. Roadcap 
    • Prairie Research Institute - Illinois State Water Survey UIUC

Northeastern Illinois Water Supply Planning Investigations: Opportunities and Challenges of Meeting Water Demand in Northeastern Illinois - 2012

  • By: Scott C. Meyer, H. Allen Wehrmann, H. Vernon Knapp, Yu-Feng Lin, F. Edward Glatfelter, James R. Angel, Jason F. Thomason & Daniel A. Injerd      
    • Contract Report 2012-03
    • Prairie Research Institute - Illinois State Water Survey UIUC

The Sources, Distribution, and Trends of Chloride in the Waters of Illinois - March 2012

  • By: Walton R. Kelly, Samuel V. Panno & Keith Hackley     
    • Bulletin B-74
    • Prairie Research Institute - Illinois State Water Survey UIUC

McHenry County Update on Water Studies - November 2011

Ground-Water Availability in the United States - July 2008

  • By: Thomas E. Reilly, Kevin F. Dennehy, William M. Alley, and William L. Cunningham
    • Circular 1323
    • U.S. Geological Survey

McHenry County Groundwater Resources Management Plan - November 2006 

  • By: Baxter and Woodman, Consulting Engineers 
Aquifer Sensitivity Classification for Illinois Using Depth to Uppermost Aquifer Material and Aquifer Thickness - 2001
  • By: Richard C. Berg 
    • Circular 560
    • Department of Natural Resources - Illinois State Geological Survey
Ground-Water Studies for Environmental Planning, McHenry County, Illinois - June 1998 
  • By: Scott C. Meyer - Office of Groundwater Resources Evaluation 
    • Division of Illinois Department of Natural Resources 
    • Illinois State Water Survey - Hydrology Division 
Plate 1  Potentiometric Surface of Aquifer 1, Fall 1994 Plate 4   Potentiometric Surface of Aquifer 4, Fall 1994
Plate 2 Potentiometric Surface of Aquifer 2, Fall 1994  Plate 5 Potentiometric Surface of Aquifer 5, Fall 1994
Plate 3 Potentiometric Surface of Aquifer 3, Fall 1994    

Geologic Mapping for Environmental Planning, McHenry County, Illinois, 1997  
  • By: B. Brandon Curry, Richard C. Berg and Robert C. Vaiden 
    • Circular 559 
    • Department of Natural Resources - Illinois State Geological Survey
Geologic Aspects of a Groundwater Protection Needs Assessment for Woodstock, Illinois: A Case Study, 1994 
  • By: Richard C. Berg 
    • Environmental Geology 146 
    • Department of Energy & Natural Resources - Illinois State Geological Survey
Water in Sand and Gravel Deposits in McHenry County, Illinois, 1984
  • By: J.R. Nicholas and J.T. Krohelski 
    • Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4048
    • U.S. Geological Survey
Public Groundwater Supplies in McHenry County, 1976  
  • By: Dorothy M. Woller and Ellis W. Sanderson 
    • Bulletin 60-19
    • State of Illinois, Department of Registration and Education - Illinois State Water Survey


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