WOOD RIVER WATERSHED
Madison, Macoupin and Jersey counties | 78,500 Acres
Drains to: Mississippi River
Communities: Alton, Bethalto, Brighton, Godfrey, East Alton, Rosewood Heights
Townships and Districts: Alton, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Fort Russel, Foster, Godfrey, Hillyard, Moro, Piasa, Shipman, Wood River
Impairments: dissolved oxygen and fecal coliform, alteration in steam-side or littoral vegetative covers, changes in steam depth and velocity patterns, loss of instream cover, aquatic algae, aquatic plants, sedimentation/siltation
Watershed Plan Completed: 2020 – IEPA Approval 2020
About This Watershed
The Wood River watershed is an area in southwestern Illinois that drains to East Fork Wood River, West Fork Wood River, and Wood River before flowing into the Mississippi River. Flooding is a problem throughout the watershed, both where creeks rise up out of their banks and in urban areas (i.e., “flash flooding”).
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