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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

Carlyle pumps up to 2 mgd from the Kaskaskia River downstream of Carlyle Lake. Breese can provide additional water to the Carlyle SW WD satellite during periods of high demand in Carlyle.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Beckemeyer, Clinton County East WD, Clinton County North WD, Clinton County SW WD, and Keyesport
Locator map for Carlyle

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Kaskaskia River RW Kaskaskia R 2717

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

Kaskaskia River near Venedy Station (05594100)

Developments since 1989:

Carlyle currently is expanding the capacity of the 2 mgd treatment plant it constructed in 1996 to 3 mgd.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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Illinois State Water Survey

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Champaign, IL 61820-7463
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