DeKalb County Watersheds, DeKalb County Illinois

Data - DeKalb County’s Watersheds

We cannot measure the improvements we have on our watershed without monitoring our progress.  In conjunction with the faculty and students at local high schools, as well as NIU, summer monitoring has occurred since 2013.  Data have been collected at 8 sites in the East Branch of the South Branch Kishwaukee River and the sites have been scored to provide year-to-year comparison.  The students have also been accumulating information about the detention basins within municipal boundaries.  These data are provided below:

Stream Data
The raw data collected at each site can be found in the INVENTORY document (approximately a 13 page form).  The Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI) is a one page document that generates a relative score for each site visit using the raw data.

Site

2013

2014

2015

 

Inventory

QHEI

Inventory

QHEI

Inventory

QHEI

EBSB*

EBSB Inv

EBSB QHEI

 

 

 

 

Heron Creek

HC Inv

HC QHEI

 

 

 

 

Union Ditch 1

UD1 Inv

UD1 QHEI

 

 

 

 

Union Ditch 2

UD2 Inv

UD2 QHEI

 

 

 

 

Union Ditch 3

UD3 Inv

UD3 QHEI

 

 

 

 

Virgil Ditch 1

VD1 Inv

VD1 QHEI

 

 

 

 

Virgil Ditch 2

VD2 Inv

VD2 QHEI

 

 

 

 

Virgil Ditch 3

VD3 Inv

VD3 QHEI

 

 

 

 

 

Detention Basin Data

Detention Basin Inventory Form