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La Moine River Watershed Facts

  • The La Moine River Watershed is almost 2000 square miles. (See Map)  There are 14,873 urban acres, 54,490 acres of wetland and 294,496 acres of forest.

  • It is the 6th largest tributary to the Illinois River.

  • The river provides approximately 4.25 million gallons of water per day for public and industrial use.

  • The watershed is primarily rural with a population of approximately 68,000.

  • The river provides habitat for 60 species of fish, 17 species of native mussels, and 12 species of large crustaceans. Numerous other aquatic and terrestrial animals also inhabit the river, its wetlands and riparian areas.

  • The watershed contains 11,285 acres of high quality natural areas or Illinois Natural Areas Inventory sites.

  •  Numerous threatened and endangered  species have been reported within the watershed area, including:


Birds: Red-shouldered hawk and King rail

 Mammals: Gray bat and Indiana bat

Reptiles: Timber rattlesnake

Eleven plant species, including:  decurrent false aster, blazing star and buffalo clover.


For more info, click below to view these surveys:

Watershed Opinion Survey

Environmental Educator Survey

These files are in Adobe Acrobat format and require the Adobe Reader Available Here.





La Moine River Ecosystem Partnership
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1256 C West Washington,  P. O. Box 87
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363

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