Integrated Prioritization System Model
The Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition will be incorporating the use of the IPS Model in the bioassessment process starting with the report for the 2021 Bioassessment of the Lower DuPage River Watershed. The outputs from the model will help to identify what it will take to move each segment closer to meeting aquatic life use support. The IPS Model will also be used to identify future restoration projects that will be completed with funds collected through NPDES permit requirements for some of the wastewater treatment plants in the watershed.
Once the update of the IPS Model is finalized we will be able to include a web-interface here so that our members and the public can explore the data that available for each site and use the information to improve restoration projects or build on habitat improvements on other construction projects in the watershed.