Accession Number : ADA138248

Title :   Recreational Reuse of Waste Disposal Sites: Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Harkness,T G ; Schmitt,L J ; Riggins,R E

PDF Url : ADA138248

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This study was designed to determine the feasibility of and develop plans for a recreational facility on an abandoned waste disposal site at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. The facility will consist of a 20-acre fishing lake with associated picnic and campgrounds on a 100-acre site at the base. Construction of this facility will result in the reclamation of two sewage lagoons and several landfills. Results from this investigation indicate that the project is feasible. Reclamation and construction recommendations are described. Landscaping recommendations are made for innovative, low-maintenance planting over a 10-year period. A plan for developing and maintaining a sport fishery is described.

Descriptors :   *Recreation, Facilities, Illinois, Air Force facilities, Land areas, Reclamation, Ponds, Construction, Plants(Botany), Planting, Waste disposal, Sites

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE