Below is a list of links that will be of use to you in this project. This list contains much of the information you need, but should not be considered the only source of information. There are many other Internet sites, books, publications and your own firsthand investigations that are available to you to successfully complete this project.
DuPage County Forest Preserve
Steve Leonard's Letter
Bass in the Class letter of Agreement
DuPage County Forest Preserve Homepage
River Monitoring/Sampling Resources
Water Quality Monitoring - A How To Guide -
Macroinvertebrate Identification Key
This key consists of pairs of opposite choices or descriptive statements. To use this key, start at the first page and read the two statements. Decide which statement best describes the organism and click on your choice.
The purpose of this page is to provide students, citizen volunteers, and others interested in benthic macroinvertebrates and/or biomonitoring with assistance in identification of specimens and to provide information on the habitat and general ecology of common benthic macroinvertebrates.
DuPage Citizen Stream Monitoring Assessment Form
The Conservation Foundation
Biological Monitoring of Rivers and Streams
The Illinois State Geological Survey
USGS - Water Resources of Illinois
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Natural Resources Network
USGS - Science For a Changing World
Know Your Watershed
Illinois Natural History
RiverResource is a place where students of rivers can explore valuable river resources--a gateway to productive internet exploration. At RiverResource you won't find the facts, but rather the connections to facts, books, and people studying rivers. Here classrooms can share the information they are gathering about rivers.
The DuPage River Database
Contact Steve Leonard at the DuPage Forest Preserve
West Branch Du Page River Near Naperville, Il (05540130)
Data Types Available:
Real-Time Precipitation Data
Historical Streamflow Daily Values (on water.usgs.gov)
Rating Table (text)
Map of region surrounding station
Peak Flow (on water.usgs.gov)