Drought Vulnerability of Illinois' Community Surface Water Systems, Illinois State Water Survey

Illinois Drought

Altamont

System Information

System Description

Water is pumped from Lake Altamont (Altamont New Reservoir) to the treatment plant at 350 gpm. Its reservoir capacity has never been measured and may be overestimated.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

None
Locator map for Altamont

Population Served:

2513

County:

Effingham

Watersheds:

Little Wabash
Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Lake Altamont IR Turkey Cr 1.08 40 950 1980 923.9

1989 Study:

50-year drought yield sufficient at present level of water use.

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

Lake Altamont dropped to record low levels during the 2005 drought, but it has since recovered. The community's old lake is now privately owned and cannot be used as an emergency supply.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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