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

Illinois Drought

Holland Regional Water Supply

System Information

System Description

The Holland Regional Water Supply and Holland Energy share an intake on the Kaskaskia River. A 5 mgd allocation from Lake Shelbyville releases will be split between Effingham (3 mgd), EJ Water Co. (1.5 mgd), and the Lake Sara Water Co-op (0.5 mgd). The pipeline to Effingham was completed in December 2006, although regular deliveries have not begun.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Effingham, EJ WC, and Lake Sara Co-op
Locator map for Holland Regional Water Supply

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Lake Shelbyville* IR Kaskaskia R 1047 11000 24714

1989 Study:

Not in existence in 1989.

USGS Gages:

Kaskaskia River at Lake Shelbyville (05592000)

Developments since 1989:

The EJ Water Co. plans to construct its own water treatment plant in 2009 or 2010.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)
Note: *Capacity of Lake Shelbyville listed is the total volume allocated for water supply. In 2002, Lake Shelbyville's total capacity was an estimated 177,795 ac-ft.

Notes and Terminology

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