(20 ILCS 4003/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative Purpose. The Mississippi River is the primary water artery for the economic development of the United States. The restoration and conservation of the Mississippi River and its tributaries is in the economic and ecological interest of the citizens of this State. It is further in the public interest to establish, implement and monitor water management projects run by local, state, federal and not-for-profit entities.
(Source: P.A. 94-996, eff. 1-1-07.)