iBi - April 2016

by Stevie Zvereva
Photography by David Vernon

Welcome to Giant Goose Ranch.... where the Herman family has harnessed decades of experience to build the best in lakeside living… and become reality TV stars to boot.

Reviving the Springs

by Stevie Zvereva

Peoria Mineral Springs has a lost history of quenching the city’s thirst… and future potential to do the same.

Asian Carp: Potential Untapped

by Jim Garvey
SIU Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences

Creating sustained harvest demand to control Asian carp will be complicated.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

by Brad Winters
IDNR Office of Water Resources

Recommendations for the urban flooding problem in Illinois

Improving Sport Fish on the Illinois River

by Daniel Gibson-Reinemer
Illinois Natural History Survey

More than a century of ecological research on the Illinois River highlights the importance of clean water, from Peoria to Chicago.

Your Water. Our Focus

by Roger Goodson, Illinois American Water
Photography by Robert Benson/Legion Photo

Get to know your local water service team…

Tipping Points and Indicators

by Abigail Bobrow
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

A new tool helps planners determine how close a local watershed is to its known tipping points.

Partnerships for the Greater Good

by Shae Birkey
Greater Peoria EDC Water Resources Team

New development projects can help restore our river and provide economic opportunity.

An Objective, Fact-Based Analysis

by Tom Fliege
CEO Council

A committee is reviewing the costs and benefits associated with the City of Peoria pursuing its option to purchase the local water company.

A Resilient River

by Andrew Casper and Jason DeBoer
Illinois Natural History Survey

For decades, the Illinois River has felt the impacts of a region on the rise.

The Boiling Point

by Dorsey Dixon and Steve Richey

The race to save water may be the most important innovation race in all of history.

Peoria’s Riverboat Men

by Brian “Fox” Ellis

Four prominent Peorians whose lives were inseparable from our beloved river

Is Our Weather Becoming More Extreme?

by Doug Kluck, National Centers for Environmental Information, and Dr. Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey

There is evidence that some extreme events have become more likely, especially as they relate to temperature and precipitation.


Be A Watershed Hero!

The Sun Foundation’s 23rd annual Clean Water Celebration kicks off on April 17, 2016.