Watersheds - Des Plaines

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Des Plaines

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The Des Plaines watershed in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois is part of the Illinois River basin. With drainage from six Illinois counties, the Illinois portion of the watershed has a total area of approximately 1,320 square miles. Residential and urban areas are the primary use of land within the watershed, but there are some agricultural and forested lands present as well.

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