Illinois EPA, Division of Public Water Supplies Drought Update Summary Report, Illinois State Water Survey

Illinois Drought

 

Illinois EPA, Division of Public Water Supplies
Drought Update‑Summary Report
August 25, 2005


Springfield Update
10/12/2005
SYSTEM NAME SYSTEM ID WATER SOURCE(s) FULL POOL CAPACITY (days) LEVEL OF CONCERN CURRENT LEVEL DATE OF CL SYSTEM NAME DROUGHT PLAN PLAN IMPLEMENTED COMMENTS
La Harpe IL0670450 side channel reservoir, south branch of La Moine River, well #1 0 105 + GW not set down 25" 10/11/2005 La Harpe Bulk water sales station shut off. yes Creek is dry - 60% water from reservoir and WTP #1, 40 % from well and WTP #2
Blandinsville IL1090100 side channel reservoir, LaHarpe Creek, new reservoir 0     Side channel: dwn 20" 10/11/2005 Blandinsville preliminary discussions held no pumping has resumed from creek to side-channel res.  at 300 gpm. Levels rising. 
Macomb IL1090350 Spring Lake, east fork of La Moine River, 3 wells 0     down 10" 10/11/2005 Macomb yes no haven't pumped out of river since 1989; new RO plant for well #3 helping
Canton IL0570250 impoundment reservoir, 2 wells   263 + wells 564.2 down 62" 10/11/2005 Canton yes yes wells can pump into reservoir, vol wtr cons has been requested, emerg. wells will be put into service effective Nov. 1st.
Carthage IL0670250 impoundment reservoir, City of Hamilton   370 + Hamilton   down 4' 10/11/2005 Carthage   no Contract operator considering recommending voluntary conservation order to City Council.  Current water level is not a major concern.
Vermont IL0570950 impoundment reservoir   627 down 3-4' down 19.5" 10/11/2005 Vermont yes yes Vol. Water cons. has been requested.
Ashland IL0170100 two side channel reservoirs, Little Indian Creek 0 335   down 6.0' (new)   down 3.0' (old) 10/11/2005 Ashland Voluntary water restrictions yes Creek is dry.  Asked if can pump from old wells into reservoirs? (refer to Jerry Kuhn)
New Berlin IL1670800 side channel reservoir, Spring Creek 0     down 60" 10/11/2005 New Berlin yes yes Creek is close to dry, only able to pump once a week 4-6 hours, Discussing Wtr restrictions at Oct 13th mtg.
Springfield IL1671200 impoundment reservoir, south fork of Sangamon River 560     557.17' 10/11/2005 Springfield yes no are currently recycling ash pond decant back into the lake as of Aug 8th 80 million gal, haven't pumped much from South Fork
Jacksonville IL1370200 wells, two impoundment reservoirs       down 3" (Lake Mauvaise Terre),  down 24" (Lake Jacksonville)  10/11/2005 Jacksonville     Wells near Illinois River can meet demand.  Using all well water currently.  Only use lake water when usage is over 2400 gpm (in summer).
Pittsfield IL1490750 impoundment reservoir 596   591 down 24" 10/11/2005 Pittsfield no no Current water level not a concern.
Waverly IL1370450 impoundment reservoir 0 1158   down 1' 08/10/2005 Waverly   no Current water level not a concern.
Taylorville IL0210600 wells, impoundment reservoir 590     588.5 10/11/2005 Taylorville     Current water level not a concern.
Palmyra - Modesto IL1175150 impoundment reservoir 0   down 3' down 30" 10/11/2005 Palmyra - Modesto no no Historically, the lake typically maintains at this level during extended drought conditions.  No restrictions in place  
Otter Lake WC IL1175200 impoundment reservoir 620?   down 4' down 14" 10/11/2005 Otter Lake WC no no lake up 2" since 8/20/05
Pana IL0210500 two impoundment reservoirs 0   down 3.5' down 2.43' 10/11/2005 Pana yes no Current water level not a concern.
Carlinville IL1170150 two impoundment reservoirs       down 22" 10/11/2005 Carlinville yes no Lake level not of concenn since dam was raised in early '80's
Litchfield IL1350400 two impoundment reservoirs       down 10" 10/11/05 Litchfield yes no no change since 9/8/05
Hillsboro IL1350300 two impoundment reservoirs     down 4.0' - 4.5' down 18"  10/11/2005 Hillsboro yes no Current water level not a concern.  Hillsboro Lake down 6".  Lake levels up since 9/8/05
Gillespie IL1170400 two impoundment reservoirs       down 16" 08/29/2005 Gillespie no no Have capacity to pump from old lake to new lake
Mt. Olive IL1170700 two impoundment reservoirs       down 15" (new) 10/11/2005 Mt. Olive no no Old lake is down apprx. 15". Lake levels have gone up apprx 9" since 9/8/05.
Staunton IL1171050 impoundment reservoir     down 4.5' down 2' 08/12/2005 Staunton yes no Lake levels in 2000 got as low as 4.0' below overflow
IAWC-Peoria IL1435030 Ilinois River WTP and 3 groundwater WTP's       River Stage = 12.16' 10/11/2005 IAWC-Peoria   no Groundwater WTP's can produce 25.3 MGD, avg daily = 23 MGD. 

Marion Update                      
10/14/2005                      
SYSTEM NAME SYSTEM ID WATER SOURCE(s) FULL POOL CAPACITY (days) LEVEL OF CONCERN CURRENT LEVEL DATE OF CL SYSTEM NAME DROUGHT PLAN PLAN IMPLEMENTED COMMENTS
Alto Pass WD IL1815050 Little Cedar Lake, Reservoir, Holding Pond 0 Est. 1000+400+5 None Down 0.5" 10/11/2005 Alto Pass WD None N/A No concerns with water sources.  System is in process of eliminating the surface plant and hooking to the Cobden GW facility.
Carbondale IL0770150 Cedar Lake, Carbondale City Reservoir 2,065, 145 Ac. 1688 + 68 None Normal  08/04/2005 Carbondale none N/A Plant is under normal operation with no concerns of drought issues.
Cairo - IAWC IL0035030 Ohio River 0 Unlimited None Normal  08/04/2005 Cairo - IAWC none N/A Plant is under normal operation with no concerns of drought.
Clay City IL0250050 Side Channel Reservoir, Little Wabash River 15 Acres, + Approx 365 + River  None Normal  08/04/2005 Clay City shut off farmers first No System is presently operating normally.  System is in process of hooking to EJ Water Corp and eliminating their surface plant.
Fairfield IL1910100 Side Channel Reservoir, Little Wabash River 19 Acres, + 96 + River None Normal  08/04/2005 Fairfield None N/A Plant is under normal operation with no concerns of drought conditions.  
Flora IL0250100 Little Wabash River 0 River None Normal  08/04/2005 Flora None N/A Plant is under normal operation.  Plant will be eliminated if and when the Gateway Water Treatment facility is constructed.
Kinkaid Area WS IL0775100 Kinkaid Lake 2,369 Acres 10,100 None Normal  08/04/2005 Kinkaid None N/A Plant is under normal operation with no concerns of drought conditions.
Lake of Egypt WD IL1995200 Lake of Egypt 2300 Acres ? Unlimited /Restricted Normal  08/04/2005 Lake of Egypt WD None N/A Plant is under normal operation(1.3 MGD).  Restriction of 1.0 MGD withdrawal from lake subject to damages to Power Coop Plant.  
Marion IL 1990550 Marion City Reservior, Herrin City Lake, Emerg. Connection 218 Acres 117 + 3 ft. below spillways Down 2.90', 2.85' 09/13/2005 Marion City Wide Conservation - turn on emergency connect. No No concerns at this time.  Lakes are at fuller levels than previous years at this time.
Olney IL1590200 E. Fork Lake, Vernor Lk, MD Borah Res., Fox River 930 Acres 1458, 90, 200, + None Down 1.75' 10/10/2005 Olney None N/A No concerns at this time with any of their sources.  East Fork Lake is the only source they presently draw from.
Pinckneyville IL1450150 Pinckneyville Reservoir 192 Acres 790 None Down 1.9' 10/11/2005 Pinckneyville None N/A No concerns at this time with their reservoir level.
Rend Lake ICWS IL0555100 Rend Lake 18,900 Acres 2,630 None Normal  08/04/2005 Rend Lake ICWS None N/A No concerns with their water source at this time.
Vienna IL0870350 Bloomfield Reservior, Side Channel 54, 8.2 Acres 434, 40 7ft. And 3 ft. Down 5.5', 2.0' 10/12/2005 Vienna None N/A No concerns with either water source at this time.  An emergency interconnect with Millstone WD exists.
Vienna Corr. Ctr. IL0875510 Vienna Correctional Center Reservoir 76 Acres 648 None Down 2.83' 10/04/2005 Vienna Corr. Center None N/A No concerns at this time with their reservoir level.
Wayne City IL1910450 Side Channel Reservoir, Skillet Fork River 14.3 Acres, + 136, + None Normal  08/04/2005 Wayne City None N/A No concerns at this time with their side channel and the Skillet Fork has plenty of flow in it.

Elgin Update
10/14/2005
SYSTEM NAME SYSTEM ID WATER SOURCE(s) FULL POOL CAPACITY (days) LEVEL OF CONCERN CURRENT LEVEL DATE OF CL SYSTEM NAME DROUGHT PLAN PLAN IMPLEMENTED COMMENTS
Wilmington IL1971100 Kankakee River & Groundwater     Critical low flow rate has not been determined.     09/14/2005 Wilmington   No Water Use Restrictions. Groundwater source can yield between 600 and 800 gpm.  Well Capacities can meet normal demand.  Water use restriction would be required if surface source is unavailable, however Intake is located in a pit below the bottom of the river.  “Water available as long as the river is flowing.”
Aurora IL0894070 Fox River & Groundwater     Critical low flow rate on the Fox River has not been determined.   Aurora’s average daily demand can be met from well production alone. 09/14/2005 Aurora   Odd-even day lawn watering Minimum flow in the Fox River occurred in Late June/ Early July.   River withdraw is limited by 20 MGD intake pumps.  
Elgin IL0894380  Fox River & Groundwater     Critical low flow rate on the Fox River has not been determined.     09/14/2005 Elgin   No Water Restrictions. Has requested voluntary conservation measures  
Aqua Illinois - Kankakee  IL0915030 Kankakee River      Aqua Illinois has not established a “critical low flow” rate for the Kankakee River. Lowest flow this summer was 492 CFS.    09/14/2005 Kankakee   No Water Restrictions. Draws approx. 12 MGD from the Kankakee River (Watershed in Northern Indiana). Lowest Recorded flow of the Kankakee River= 453 CFS in 1988, measured at the Wilmington dam (downstream of Kankakee & Braidwood Nuclear, also withdraws from Kankakee River).   
                       
Note: Surface water flows are adequate at these supplies and increased groundwater withdrawal  is normal at this time of year.                        
Most water supplies not using Lake Michigan source water are operating under water use restrictions.                         
Joliet remains on a watering ban.                       
While water use restrictions have not formally been lifted, outside watering at this time is not an issue.  Water demand at most,
if not all, supplies has been significantly reduced.  Therefore, restrictions are not really an concern at this time.

Collinsville Update
10/14/2005

SYSTEM NAME SYSTEM ID WATER SOURCE(s) FULL POOL CAPACITY (days) LEVEL OF CONCERN CURRENT LEVEL DATE OF CL SYSTEM NAME DROUGHT PLAN PLAN IMPLEMENTED COMMENTS
Breese IL0270250 Shoal Creek, Side-Channel reservoir     4' down in side-channel reservoir Shoal Creek is at normal pool.  09/08/2005 Breese Conserve water order no Current water levels are not a concern
Carlyle IL0270300 Kaskaskia River       Kaskaskia River is at 412.089' 09/08/2005 Carlyle no 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 32.8" from top of spill way 10/14/2005 Centralia Conserve water order no Current water levels are not a concern
Chester IL1570100 Mississippi River Normal   2 4.8 above 0 (0 is in relation to barge traffic) 09/08/2005 Chester no no Water could be as low as 20 below 0 and the plant would still have enough water.
Coulterville IL1570150 Coulterville Lake       2' down 09/08/2005 Coulterville yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Evansville IL1570250 Kaskaskia River  Normal     368.8' 09/08/2005 Evansville no no  
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 09/08/2005 Farina no no Current water levels are not a concern
Greenfield IL0610150 Impoundment reservoir        27" down 09/08/2005 Greenfield no no Current water levels are not a concern
Highland IL1190550 Silver Lake 500'     14" down 09/08/2005 Highland no mo Current water levels are not a concern
Holiday Shores IL1195110 Holiday Lake 505msl   3' below full pool 504.5sml 09/08/2005 Holiday Shores no no Current water levels are not a concern
Ill. Am.-Alton IL1195150 Mississippi River Normal       09/08/2005 Ill. Am. -Alton yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Ill. Am. - E. St. Louis IL1635040 Mississippi River Normal       09/08/2005 Ill. Am. -E. St. Louis yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Ill. Am. - Granite City IL1195030 Mississippi River Normal       09/08/2005 Ill. Am. -Granite City yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Kaskaskia WD IL1635110 Kaskaskia River Normal       09/08/2005 Kaskaskia WD yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Nashville IL1890300 Nashville Lake; Washington Co. State Lake; Kaskaskia River       6" down 09/08/2005 Nashville yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Patoka IL1210400 North Fork of the Kaskaskia Creek; East Impoundment Reservoir; West Impoundement Reservoir       West- Full;    East- full 10/14/2005 Patoka yes no Creek is flowing again.  Can purchase water from FMC
Salem IL1210450 Salem reservoir; Carlyle Lake        Reservoir is down 20" 09/08/2005 Salem yes no Reservoir is down for riprapping.  Can fill from Carlyle Lake
SLM IL1635090 Kaskaskia River, Side Channel Reservoir Normal     Side Channel is full 09/08/2005 SLM  yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Sparta IL1570600 Sparta reservoir; Kaskaskia River, Northwest Strip Pit     down 5' Reservoir is down 3' 09/08/2005 Sparta yes no Current water levels are not a concern
Vandalia IL0510350 Kaskaskia River; Vandalia Lake Normal     Lake down 2' 09/08/2005 Vandalia yes no Currently drawing from river
Note: Region has experienced some really heavy rains and appears to be in fairly good shape.

Champaign Update
10/14/2005
SYSTEM NAME WATER SOURCE(s) FULL POOL CAPACITY (days) CURRENT LEVEL DATE OF CL DROUGHT PLAN PLAN IMPLEMENTED COMMENTS
Altamont Lake Altamont     down 39.5" 08/11/2005     adequate capacity remaining, past level reported to this office was down 50 inches
Bloomington Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake 720 feet    down 11.44 ' (LB) down 2.1' (EL) 10/14/2005     Water being pumped from Evergreen Lake as of 10/10, estimated 465 days of water remaining
Decatur Lake Decatur, supplemental sources if necessary     613.06 feet 10/14/2005     use of supplemental sources continues
Paris Paris Twin Lakes, West and East     Full (W)/ Down 23.5 " (E) 10/14/2005      
Effingham Little Wabash River, Cips Lake (side channel), Lake Sara     Lake Sara down > approx. 2 ft 08/01/2005     routine use of water from Lake Sara for month of July.  Lake Sara has approximately a 4 BG volume
Charleston Lake Charleston side channel reservoir >900 MG   6" below normal pool 08/01/2005     still pumping some water from Embarras River into reservoir
Mattoon Lake Paradise and Lake Mattoon     Down 2.5' (LP) Down 1.5' (LM) 08/01/2005     Lake Mattoon has volume of about 3.4 billion gallons.
Neoga Lake Mattoon     Down 1.5 feet 08/01/2005     see above
IAWC Pontiac Vermilion River, side channel reservior       10/14/2005     quarry is full (650 MG), using exclusively water from river
Aqua Illinois Danville Lake Vermilion       10/14/2005     normal pool
Note:
Regarding Decatur, normal winter pool (after December 1) is 612.5 feet so they are in decent shape.

Rockford Update
09/08/2005
SYSTEM NAME SYSTEM ID WATER SOURCE(s) FULL POOL CAPACITY (days) LEVEL OF CONCERN CURRENT LEVEL DATE OF CURRENT LEVEL SYSTEM NAME DROUGHT PLAN PLAN IMPLEMENTED COMMENTS
East Moline IL1610250 Mississippi River         09/08/2005 East Moline yes no No quantity problems - just algae.   Appears to be routine summer algae treatment regime. 
Moline IL1610450 Mississippi River         09/08/2005 Moline yes no No quantity problems reported by Moline - just algae.   Appears to be routine summer algae treatment regime. 
Rock Island   IL1610650 Mississippi River         09/08/2005 Rock Island   yes no No quantity problems - just algae.  Appears to be routine summer algae treatment regime.  
Rock Island Arsenal IL1615387 Mississippi River         09/08/2005 Rock Island Arsenal yes no  
Streator IL0995030 Vermillion River and side reservoir 300MG 90 at 15 ft down from full down 2 ft from full 09/08/2005 Streator yes no installed 12 extention to dam to increase river level above dam.

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