Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2015IL296B

Modeling and prediction of watershed-scale dynamics of consumptive water reuse for power plant cooling

Institute: Illinois
Year Established: 2015 Start Date: 2015-03-01 End Date: 2016-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $10,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $20,000

Principal Investigators: Ashlynn Stillwell, Zachary Barker

Abstract: This proposed work aims to fill that knowledge gap by considering both feasibility of water reuse for Illinois power plant cooling and the associated downstream impacts to streamflow. The primary expected result of this project is a decision-aiding map (for mangers, policy makers, and academics) indicating areas where water reuse for power plants might be more or less suitable, based on watershed-scale dynamics.