Illinois Water Survey



Flooding is a major problem that plagues the nation. The flooding problem encompasses a wide spectrum of physical and social scientific issues that need resolution. Scientists at the Illinois State Water Survey were recently awarded a grant of $106,600 by the National Science Foundation to prepare a comprehensive national plan of research on floods and their mitigation. The Illinois State Water Survey has a history of research on floods and flooding. It serves as the repository for all floodplain information in Illinois.