Edward C. Smith

Associate Geologist
Quaternary and Engineering Geology
217-244-2773
217-244-2785 (Fax)
Education: 

B.S.

Research Interests: 
  • Regional assessment of groundwater resources
  • Aquifer and groundwater systems
  • Computer-aided data visualization
  • Sedimentological classifications applied to the analysis of aquifers
Current Research Projects: 
  • Characterization of aquifers in the Troy Bedrock Valley
  • Groundwater resources of Illinois: Monroe, Madison and St. Clair Counties
Selected Publications: 

Smith, E.C., R.C. Vaiden, and T.H. Larson, 2004, Geology and groundwater resources of DeKalb County, Illinois: Lithologic characterization, data management and interpretation: 49th Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference, Bloomington, IN (October 27-29, 2004), Program with Abstracts, p. 61.

Burch, S.L., B.R. Hensel, J.S. Nealon, and E.C. Smith, 1987, An Assessment of Class V Underground Injection in Illinois, Illinois State Water Survey Contract Report 425, 99 pp.

Stohr, C.J., E.C. Smith, and B.R. Hensel, 1989, Reconnaissance of Oil Brine-Affected Soils and Groundwater Flow Using Two Thermal IR Instruments, in Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 1989 Annual Meeting Technical Session, Baltimore, MD, pp. 226-235.

Roadcap, G.S., S.J. Cravens, and E.C. Smith, 1993, Meeting the demand for water: An evaluation of the shallow groundwater resources in Will and southern Cook Counties, Illinois, Illinois State Water Survey Research Report 123, 62 pp.

Herzog, B.H., and S.L. Wilson, D.R. Larson, E.C. Smith, T.H. Larson, and M.L. Greenslate, 1995, Hydrogeology and Groundwater availability in southwest McLean and southeast Tazewell Counties - Part 1: Aquifer Characterization, ISGS/ISWS Cooperative Groundwater Report 17, 70 pp.

McLean, M.M., and E.C. Smith, 1995, Topography of the bedrock surface in Will and southern Cook Counties, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series Map 1995-13b.

Smith, Edward Caldwell, 1995, Geology of Will and southern Cook Counties, Illinois, in National Conference on Environmental Problem-Solving with Geographic Information Systems, Cincinnati, OH, September 21-23, 1994, United States Environmental Protection Agency Seminar Publication, EPA/625/R-95/004.

Smith, E.C. and M.M. McLean, 1995. Basal Sand and Gravel Isopach in Will and Southern Cook Counties, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey Open Files Series 1995-13e.

Smith, E.C. and M.M. McLean, 1995. Upper Sand and Gravel Isopach in Will and Southern Cook Counties, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey Open Files Series 1995-13c.

Smith, Edward C., 1998, Aquifer Delineation, in Kankakee River Assessment, Volume 1- Geology, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, Illinois, 60 p.