Quantifying the impact of land cover change and of climate change on floods in Northeastern Illinois

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Identify the contributions of land cover change and climate change on increasing flood discharges
  • Provide tools to assist in projections of future flood magnitudes that can be used with existing management practices to reduce flooding impacts
  • Provide input for flood study prioritization through a comparison of published regulatory discharges with flood discharges computed for current conditions
  • Investigate possible future impacts of changes in land cover and precipitation on flood peaks

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Momcilo Markus
Initiation Date:
2004
Completion Date:
2007
Affiliation:
Illinois State Water Survey

Contacts

Momcilo Markus
mmarkus@illinois.edu