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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Illinois River - La Grange

River Mile 80-158
Updated October 12, 2017
La Grange

La Grange is used to describe the region of the Illinois River that is impounded by the La Grange Lock and Dam. It extends from La Grange Lock and Dam located south of Beardstown, Illinois, upstream to Peoria Lock and Dam located near Peoria, Illinois. The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) operates a field station on La Grange Pool through the Illinois Natural History Survey.

National Atlas and Seamless data server data have been moved to the National Map.

Image of the La Grange Reach

background information Aerial Photos (UMESC)

Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Images
In 2010, the EMP partnered with the USFWS to fly and acquire CIR digital aerial photography of Pools 1-13, Upper Mississippi River and Pools Alton–Marseilles, Illinois River at 8"/pixel and 16"/pixel respectively using a mapping-grade Applanix DSS439 digital aerial camera . The photography was collected at a minimum accuracy of 5-10 meters. These are the orthorectified photo mosaics for all or portions of the coverage area. The flights occurred during times of peak vegetation biomass, from August 13, 2010 through September 1, 2010. The mosaics are served as orthoreferenced JPEG2000 images.

jpg2000Metadata - 2010 La Grange North Pool Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (256 MB JPG2000)
jpg2000Metadata - 2010 La Grange South Pool Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (435 MB JPG2000)

On occasion the Center will scan and register aerial photography for special projects. As these data sets are created they're also made available through Web site. For information on how to download these data and obtain a free viewer program or the required .dll files for your GIS program, activate the help button.

MrSid Image - z15n27Metadata - 2000 La Grange Pool, georeferenced true color photo composite (731 MB z15n27 MrSid)

background information Aquatic Areas (UMESC)

ArcView Shapefile - z15n83Metadata - 1991 Aquatic Areas (3.4 MB z15n83 Shape)
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16 n83Metadata - 1991 Linear Aquatic Areas (225 KB UNIX) (258 KB NT) (223 KB z15n27 Shape) (223 KB z15n83 Shape) (229 KB z16n27) (229 KB z16n83 Shape) The linear file contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons.

background information Bathymetry (UMESC)

The Center collects bathymetric (i.e., water depth) data in selected portions of the Mississippi River. The data are provided here as high resolution raster data in ArcInfo Grid format, or a simplified shape file with ranges of depth (e.g., depth between 4 and 6 meters are lumped together). Information on how to access these data are available through the help button, and information on how these data are collected and processed are contained in the help pages.

tar UNIX ArcInfo gridPC ArcInfo GridArcView Shapefile -  z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83Metadata - 1997 Bathymetry (3.6 MB UNIX Grid) (3.6 MB PC Grid) (4.3 MB z15n27 Shape) (8.8 MB z15n83 )

background information Digital Lidar Derivatives

Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) data are remotely sensed, high-resolution elevation data collected by airplane. The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center processed these data to create Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), 0.5 meter contour lines, and pool-wide hillshade images. These data are a product of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM) element, as distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Tier 1 products are derived directly from vendor-provided LAS-format (LASer) files that have not been cleaned or edited in order to serve the data as quickly as possible. Tier 1 data have been quality checked by the vendor and obvious errors removed, but some isolated errors often remain.

Quadrangle Name
DEMs
Contour
Arnezville East - 24K quad qn2h3_dem.exe (29 MB) qn2h3_con.exe (27 MB)
Arnezville West - 24K quad qn2h4_dem.exe (230 MB) qn2h4_con.exe (234 MB)
Astoria - 24K quad b94b3_dem.exe (48 MB) b94b3_con.exe (53 MB)
Banner - 24K quad pz1e8_dem.exe (13 MB) pz1e8_con.exe (16 MB)
Bath - 24K quad b94b2_dem.exe (127 MB) b94b2_con.exe (137 MB)
Beardstown - 24K quad b94a4_dem.exe (156 MB) b94a4_con.exe (180 MB)
Chandlerville - 24K quad b94a2_dem.exe (86 MB) b94a2_con.exe (18 MB)
Clear Lake - 24K quad b94a3_dem.exe (214 MB) b94a3_con.exe (255 MB)
Cooperstown - 24K quad qn2h5_dem.exe (68 MB) qn2h5_con.exe (91 MB)
Duck Island - 24K quad pz3d8_dem.exe (99 MB) pz3d8_con.exe (105 MB)
Duncan Mills - 24K quad b94c2_dem.exe (60 MB) b94c2_con.exe (67 MB)
Glasford - 24K quad pz1e7_dem.exe (84 MB) pz1e7_con.exe (92 MB)
Havana - 24K quad b94c1_dem.exe (101 MB) b94c1_con.exe (122 MB)
Kilbourne - 24K quad b94b1_dem.exe (6 MB) b94b1_con.exe (9 MB)
Manito - 24K quad pz3d7_dem.exe (21 MB) pz3d7_con.exe (23 MB)
Marquette Heights - 24K quad pz1e5_dem.exe (491 KB) pz1e5_con.exe (515 KB)
Pekin - 24K quad pz1e6_dem.exe (87 MB) pz1e6_con.exe (115 MB)
Peoria East - 24K quad pz1f5_dem.exe (1 MB) pz1f5_con.exe (1 MB)
Peoria West - 24K quad pz1f6_dem.exe (6 MB) pz1f6_con.exe (10 MB)
Ray - 24K quad b94b4_dem.exe (296 KB) b94b4_con.exe (200 KB)
Rushville South - 24K quad b94a5_dem.exe (41 MB) b94a5_con.exe (59 MB)
Saint David - 24K quad b94d1_dem.exe (37 MB) b94d1_con.exe (37 MB)
Topeka - 24K quad pz3c8_dem.exe (1 MB) pz3c8_con.exe (2 MB)
Hillshade image
First return
Last return
La Grange Reach 2011_lag_hsf.exe (433 MB) 2011_lag_hsl.exe (343 MB)

background information Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles (DOQ)

Digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ) are georeferenced images of aerial photographs that have had camera orientation and terrain displacements removed.

These data are being compressed and redistributed through this Web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. If you require data for areas outside the Mississippi River floodplain, data sets made from photographs from a different year, or the uncompressed files, contact the EROS Data Center.

Quadrangle Name
Northwest
Southwest
Northeast
Southeast
Arnezville East - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arnezville West - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Astoria - 24K quad
N/A
b94b3sw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) N/A b94b3se_doq.exe (2.2 MB)
Banner - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
pz1e8se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Bath - 24K quad b94b2nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) b94b2sw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) b94b2ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) b94b2se_doq.exe (2.9 MB)
Beardstown - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Chandlerville - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Clear Lake - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cooperstown - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Duck Island - 24K quad pz3d8nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pz3d8sw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) pz3d8ne_doq.exe (2.2 MB) pz3d8se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Duncan Mills - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
b94c2ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
b94c2se_doq.exe (2.2 MB)
Glasford - 24K quad pz1e7nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) pz1e7sw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) pz1e7ne_doq.exe (2.1 MB) pz1e7se_doq.exe (2.2 MB)
Havana - 24K quad b94c1nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) b94c1sw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) b94c1ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) b94c1se_doq.exe (2.9 MB)
Kilbourne - 24K quad
b94b1nw_doq.exe (2.2 MB)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Manito - 24K quad
pz3d7nw_doq.exe (2.9 MB)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Marquette Heights - 24K quad
pz1e5nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Pekin - 24K quad pz1e6nw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pz1e6sw_doq.exe (2.2 MB) pz1e6ne_doq.exe (2.3 MB) pz1e6se_doq.exe (2.2 MB)
Peoria East - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Peoria West - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
pz1f6se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Ray - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
b94b4se_doq.exe (2.3 MB)
Rushville South - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Saint David - 24K quad
N/A
b94d1sw_doq.exe (2.3 MB) N/A b94d1se_doq.exe (2.1 MB)
Topeka - 24K quad
pz3c8nw_doq.exe (2.9 MB)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Composite Image
DOQ 
La Grange - zone 15 image (Only Zone 15 images) MrSid Image - z15n83 doq_lag_z15n83.exe (46.2 MB)
La Grange - entire reach (In Zone 15) MrSid Image - z15n83 doq_lag-2_z15n83.exe (16.8 MB)

background information Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)

Digital raster graphic (DRG) files are scanned and rectified images of USGS quadrangles.

These data are being compressed and redistributed through this Web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. If you require data for additional areas, the help button access information on which files are available through this Web site, the USGS National Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri keeps a listing of sites that distribute DRG files through the Internet, and copies of the data can be ordered from the EROS Data Center (for a duplication and distribution fee).

Quadrangle Name
Original Image
Overlapping Image
Galesburg - 100K quad b92_drg1.exe (6.9 MB) N/A
Lincoln - 100K quad pz3_drg1.exe (6.2 MB) N/A
Macomb - 100K quad b94_drg1.exe (8.6 MB) N/A
Meredosia - 100K quad qn2_drg1.exe (8.6 MB) N/A
Peoria - 100K quad pz1_drg1.exe (7.4 MB) N/A
Arnezville East - 24K quad N/A qn2h3_drg2.exe (3.9 MB)
Arnezville West - 24K quad N/A qn2h4_drg2.exe (2.9 MB)
Astoria - 24K quad N/A b94b3_drg2.exe (4.2 MB)
Banner - 24K quad N/A pz1e8_drg2.exe (4.5 MB)
Bath - 24K quad N/A b94b2_drg2.exe (3.1 MB)
Beardstown - 24K quad N/A b94a4_drg2.exe (3.8 MB)
Chandlerville - 24K quad N/A b94a2_drg2.exe (3.2 MB)
Clear Lake - 24K quad N/A b94a3_drg2.exe (2.7 MB)
Cooperstown - 24K quad N/A qn2h5_drg2.exe (4.3 MB)
Duck Island - 24K quad N/A pz3d8_drg2.exe (4.4 MB)
Duncan Mills - 24K quad N/A b94c2_drg2.exe (4.4 MB)
Glasford - 24K quad N/A pz1e7_drg2.exe (2.6 MB)
Havana - 24K quad N/A b94c1_drg2.exe (3.3 MB)
Kilbourne - 24K quad N/A b94b1_drg2.exe (2.0 MB)
Manito - 24K quad N/A pz3d7_drg2.exe (2.4 MB)
Marquette Heights - 24K quad N/A pz1e5_drg2.exe (3.1 MB)
Pekin - 24K quad N/A pz1e6_drg2.exe (3.7 MB)
Peoria East - 24K quad N/A pz1f5_drg2.exe (6.2 MB)
Peoria West - 24K quad N/A pz1f6_drg2.exe (5.3 MB)
Ray - 24K quad N/A b94b4_drg2.exe (4.8 MB)
Rushville South - 24K quad N/A b94a5_drg2.exe (4.5 MB)
Saint David - 24K quad N/A b94d1_drg2.exe (4.1 MB)
Topeka - 24K quad N/A pz3c8_drg2.exe (2.7 MB)
Composite Image
100K Color
100K Gray Scale
La Grange Reach
drg_lag_clr100k_z15n83.exe (21.9 MB)
drg_lag_bw100k_z15n83.exe (21.7 MB)

Geodatabases

Since 1989 the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center through its association with the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Programs Long Term Resource Monitoring element, has been creating land cover/use and other riverine datasets for the Upper Mississippi River System. For background information on how these data sets were created and are attributed, see the associated metadata in each geodatabase.

data_lag.gdb.exe



Topobathy 

Separate Lidar and bathymetry data were collected on the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) program. While many information needs can be met by using these data separately, in many cases seamless elevation data across the river and its floodplain are needed. This seamless elevation surface was generated by merging the Lidar and bathymetry data.

UMRR La Grange Reach Topobathy


Land Cover/Use

Since 1989 the Upper Midwest Environmental Center through its association with the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program has been creating land cover/use data sets for the Upper Mississippi River System. For background information on how these data sets were created and are attributed, activate the help buttons. A link to a freeware GIS data viewer that can read the Shape files is also available.


XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2010 Land Cover/Use (33.9 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land Cover/Use (23.0 MB z15n83 Shape)
background information
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16 n83MetaData - 1991 Land Cover/Use version 1 (8.6 MB UNIX) (8.7 MB NT) (10.1 MB z15n27 Shape) (10.3 MB z15n83 Shape) (10.5 MB z16n27 Shape) (10.5 MB z16n83 Shape)
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15MetaData - 1991 Linear Land Cover/Use (482 KB UNIX) (519 KB NT) (421 KB Shape) The linear file contains data for features too narrow to be mapped as polygons.
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15MetaData - 1989 Extension LCU (359 KB UNIX) (393 KB NT) (429 KB Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use version 1 (12.4 MB z15n83 Shape)

background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use - Satellite Data (1.1 MB UNIX) (1.1 MB NT) (774 KB Z15 Shape) (2.6 MB Z16 Shape)

background information Land/Water (UMESC)

Land/water is one of the classification attributes in the land cover/use data sets created by UMESC from aerial photography. These data are redistributed here as shape files with the boundaries of the region's 1:24,000-scale USGS quadrangles added to the data. This has been done because individuals working with ArcView have reported numerous problems if they attempt to perform a dissolve on the land cover/use data to create a land/water only shape file. Most printers cannot process the detailed land/water boundaries unless some form of a break line or lines are added.

ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 2000 Land/Water (1.8 MB z15n27 Shape) (4.0 MB z15n83 Shape) (4.2 MB z16n27 Shape) (4.2 MB z16n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 1991 Land/Water (3.1 MB z15n27 Shape) (3.1 MB z15n83 Shape)
(3.2 MB z16n27 Shape) (3.2 MB z16n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 1989 Land/Water (160 KB z15n27 Shape) (165 KB z15n83 Shape) (172 KB z16n27 Shape) (172 KB z16n83 Shape)

Long Term Resource Monitoring Data

The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) is a joint program between the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the US Geological Survey, and the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Since 1989 the LTRMP has been collecting monitoring data within 6 study reaches on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. LTRMP monitoring data are available for the following topics.



background information River Miles (UMESC and SAST)

   The US Army Corps of Engineers use a river mile measuring scheme to locate features on the Mississippi River. Two digital version of these data are available, one created by UMESC from stored on USGS quadrangles, and one created by the SAST project. The SAST data set differs from the UMESC data set in that some of the river mile markers were relocated by UMESC staff so they would fall within the navigation channel.

UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - UMESC River Miles (50 KB UNIX) (80 KB NT) (44 KB Shape)
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - SAST River Miles (108 KB UNIX) (146 KB NT) (85 KB Shape)

background information UMRS Basin

UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - 1993 Levees (359 KB Shape)

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