Illinois Drought: Community Water Supply Drought Report (IEPA) - August 3, 2005, Illinois State Water Survey

Illinois Drought


 

Illinois EPA Division of Public Water Supplies Drought Report

August 3, 2005

 

ROCKFORD

SURFACE WATER RESERVOIRS

No quantity problems reported by Moline - just algae.   

 

Moline reports RI & E. Moline have the same issue but are controlling it.  Have inquiry in to RI & E.Moline.  Appears to be routine summer algae treatment regime.

 

Davenport IA plant capacity is reportedly stressed - 32 MGD demand - 30 MGD plant rating & short filter runs due to algae.

 

I have a message in to Streator for an update, hope to have something back this am.

 

Note: Detailed report to follow next week.

 

ELGIN

SURFACE WATER RESERVOIRS

 

Most water supplies not using Lake Michigan source water are operating under water use restrictions.  

 

Elgin (does not have any water use restrictions in place, voluntary conservation has been requested) and Aurora are augmenting their surface water withdrawals with their groundwater supplies. 

 

Surface water flows are adequate at these supplies and increased groundwater withdrawal  is normal at this time of year. 

 

Elgin does not have any water use restrictions in place and has requested voluntary conservation measures.  Joliet remains on a water ban. 

 

Aqua Illinois‑Kankakee continues to have an adequate supply.

 

Note: Detailed report to follow next week.

 

CHAMPAIGN

(08/01/05)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE WATER RESERVOIRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM NAME

SYSTEM ID

WATER SOURCE(s)

FULL POOL

CURRENT LEVEL

DATE OF CL

DROUGHT PLAN

COMMENTS

Altamont

#0490050

Lake Altamont

 

down 36.5"

8/1/2005

 

adequate capacity remaining, past level reported to this office was down 50 inches

Bloomington

#1130200

Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake

720 feet

 down 3.6 ' (LB) down 1.2' (EL)

8/1/2005

 

source capacity not an issue at this time.  A restriction plan related to plant capacity is being reviewed

Decatur

#1150150

Lake Decatur, supplemental sources if necessary

 

614.34 feet

8/1/2005

 

normal summer pool, no water being released from dam

Paris

#0450300

Paris Twin Lakes, West and East

 

Down 1.5 " (W) Down 12" (E)

8/1/2005

 

At least normal summer pool

Effingham

#0490250

Little Wabash River, Cips Lake (side channel), Lake Sara

 

Lake Sara down > approx. 2 ft

8/1/2005

 

routine use of water from Lake Sara for month of July.  Lake Sara has approximately a 4 BG volume

Charleston

#0290100

Lake Charleston side channel reservoir

>900 MG

6" below normal pool

8/1/2005

 

still pumping some water from Embarras River into reservoir

Mattoon

#0290250

Lake Paradise and Lake Mattoon

 

Down 2.5' (LP) Down 1.5' (LM)

8/1/2005

 

Lake Mattoon has volume of about 3.4 billion gallons.

Neoga

#0350150

Lake Mattoon

 

Down 1.5 feet

8/1/2005

 

see above

IAWC Pontiac

#1055030

Vermilion River, side channel reservior

 

 

8/1/2005

 

using side channel exlusively due to algae problems in river, river flow is adequate, working on permit to apply copper sulfate at plant, side channel about half full

Aqua Illinois Danville

#1835120

Lake Vermilion

 

 

8/1/2005

 

full pool

 

SPRINGFIELD

(07/26/05)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE WATER RESERVOIRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM NAME

SYSTEM ID

WATER SOURCE(s)

FULL POOL

CAPACITY (days)

CURRENT LEVEL

DATE OF CL

SYSTEM NAME

COMMENTS

La Harpe

IL0670450

side channel reservoir, south branch of La Moine River, well #1

0

105 + GW

down 4"

7/26/2005

La Harpe

Creek is dry - are considering shutting off farmers from bulk sales in a couple of more weeks.

Blandinsville

IL1090100

side channel reservoir, LaHarpe Creek, new reservoir

0

 

0

7/26/2005

Blandinsville

Creek is low, but are still able to keep reservoir full - for now.

Macomb

IL1090350

Spring Lake, east fork of La Moine River, 3 wells

0

 

down 2"

7/12/2005

Macomb

haven't pumped out of river since 1989; new RO plant for well #3 helping

Canton

IL0570250

impoundment reservoir, 2 wells

 

 

down 20"

7/12/2005

Canton

wells can pump into reservoir

Carthage

IL0670250

impoundment reservoir, City of Hamilton

 

370 + Hamilton

down 3'

7/26/2005

Carthage

Contract operator considering recommending voluntary conservation order to City Council.  Current water level is not a major concern.

Vermont

IL0570950

impoundment reservoir

 

627

 

 

Vermont

 

Ashland

IL0170100

two side channel reservoirs, Little Indian Creek

0

335

down 2' (new)   down 1' (old)

7/26/2005

Ashland

Creek is dry.  However, reservoir levels are not a concern.

New Berlin

IL1670800

side channel reservoir, Spring Creek

0

 

down 4"

7/26/2005

New Berlin

Creek is low, but are able to pump intermittently.

Springfield

IL1671200

impoundment reservoir, south fork of Sangamon River

560

 

559.09

7/22/2005

Springfield

can, but aren't currently, recycle ash pond decant back into the lake

Jacksonville

IL1370200

wells, two impoundment reservoirs

 

 

 

 

Jacksonville

wells near Illinois River can meet demand

Pittsfield

IL1490750

impoundment reservoir

596

 

down 1'

7/26/2005

Pittsfield

Current water level not a concern.

Waverly

IL1370450

impoundment reservoir

0

1158

down 1.5'

7/26/2005

Waverly

Current water level not a concern.

Taylorville

IL0210600

wells, impoundment reservoir

590

 

589.6

7/26/2005

Taylorville

 

Palmyra - Modesto

IL1175150

impoundment reservoir

0

 

down 1'

7/26/2005

Palmyra - Modesto

 

Otter Lake WC

IL1175200

impoundment reservoir

620?

 

full

7/12/2005

Otter Lake WC

 

Pana

IL0210500

two impoundment reservoirs

0

 

down < 1'

7/12/2005

Pana

 

Carlinville

IL1170150

two impoundment reservoirs

 

 

 

 

Carlinville

 

Litchfield

IL1350400

two impoundment reservoirs

 

 

down 4"

07/26/05

Litchfield

 

Hillsboro

IL1350300

two impoundment reservoirs

 

 

down 1.5'

7/26/2005

Hillsboro

Current water level not a concern.

Gillespie

IL1170400

two impoundment reservoirs

 

 

down 1'

7/26/2005

Gillespie

 

Mt. Olive

IL1170700

two impoundment reservoirs

 

 

 

 

Mt. Olive

 

Staunton

IL1171050

impoundment reservoir

 

 

 

 

Staunton

 

 

Collinsville

 

SYSTEM NAME

SYSTEM ID

WATER SOURCE(s)

FULL POOL

LEVEL OF CONCERN

CURRENT LEVEL

DROUGHT PLAN

COMMENTS

Breese

IL0270250

Shoal Creek, Side-Channel reservoir

 

4' down in side-channel reservoir

Shoal Creek is at normal pool.

Conserve water order

Current water levels are not a concern

Carlyle

IL0270300

Kaskaskia River

 

 

Kaskaskia River is at 412.089'

no

Current water levels are not a concern

Centralia

IL1214220

Raccoon Lake

Water level is 6" below the spill way when full

60" below spill way

37" from top of spill way

Conserve water order

Current water levels are not a concern

Chester

IL1570100

Mississippi River

Normal

2

4.8 above 0 (0 is in relation to barge traffic)

no

Water could be as low as 20 below 0 and the plant would still have enough water.

Coulterville

IL1570150

Coulterville Lake

 

 

2' down

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Evansville

IL1570250

Kaskaskia River

Normal

 

 

 

Did not return call

Farina

IL0510150

Impoundment reservoir (2 pits); Can pump water from East Fork River when it rains

 

 

Pit #1 is 8' down; Pit #2 is 5' down

no

Current water levels are not a concern

Greenfield

IL0610150

Impoundment reservoir

 

 

2' down

no

Current water levels are not a concern

Highland

IL1190550

Silver Lake

500'

 

18" down

no

Current water levels are not a concern

Holiday Shores

IL1195110

Holiday Lake

505msl

3' below full pool

8" down

no

Current water levels are not a concern

Ill. Am.-Alton

IL1195150

Mississippi River

Normal

 

 

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Ill. Am. - E. St. Louis

IL1635040

Mississippi River

Normal

 

 

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Ill. Am. - Granite City

IL1195030

Mississippi River

Normal

 

 

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Kaskaskia WD

IL1635110

Kaskaskia River

Normal

 

 

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Nashville

IL1890300

Nashville Lake; Washington Co. State Lake; Kaskaskia River

 

 

6" down

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Patoka

IL1210400

North Fork of the Kaskaskia Creek; East Impoundment Reservoir; West Impoundement Reservoir

 

 

West- 2' down;  East- full

yes

Creek is nearly dry.  Can purchase water from FMC

Salem

IL1210450

Salem reservoir; Carlyle Lake

 

 

Reservoir is down 20"

yes

Reservoir is down for riprapping.  Can fill from Carlyle Lake

Sparta

IL1570600

Sparta reservoir; Kaskaskia River, Northwest Strip Pit

 

down 5'

Reservoir is down 3'

yes

Current water levels are not a concern

Vandalia

IL0510350

Kaskaskia River; Vandalia Lake

Normal

 

Lake down 2'

yes

Currently drawing from river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evansville has been contacted, but they have not returned our calls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARION

SURFACE WATER RESERVOIRS

 

All surface water supplies have reservoir levels at or above normal for this time of year.

No water use restrictions have been reported and precipitation levels within the region have been adequate.

 

Note: Detailed report to follow next week.

 

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