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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

Flora has not been producing its own surface water since 2008 when it joined the Gateway Regional Water Supply. Prior to 2008, up to 1,300 gpm could be pumped from the intake on the Little Wabash River directly to the treatment plant.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Clay County WD and Xenia
Locator map for Flora

Population Served:





Little Wabash
Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Little Wabash River RW Little Wabash R 750

1989 Study:

20-year drought yield insufficient at 1990 level of water use.

USGS Gages:

Little Wabash River at Louisville (03378900) and below Clay City (03379500)

Developments since 1989:

Flora began purchasing water from the Gateway Regional Water Supply in 2008.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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Champaign, IL 61820-7463
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