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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

The Farina Borrow Pit stores water pumped from the East Fork of the Kaskaskia River at up to 1250 gpm while the Loy Borrow Pit receives runoff from a drainage ditch at up to 900 gpm. The Loy Borrow Pit feeds the Farina pit, and the recently constructed Sigrist Pit, which came online in 2006, is connected to the Loy pit.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Locator map for Farina

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
E Fk Kaskaskia R RW E Fk Kaskaskia 3.26
Farina Borrow Pit OCR 0 2.2 20 20
Unnamed ditch RW Unnamed ditch 3.91
Loy Borrow Pit OCR 0 5.5 67.5 68
Sigrist Borrow Pit QBP N/A 0.16 6 73.7 2006 74

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

The community developed the Loy pit several years after the 1988-89 drought. The Sigrist Borrow Pit was used for the first time in October 2007 to preserve fish in the other pits during drought conditions.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)
Note: *Brown Produce now uses more water to clean its storage tanks than it used in the past.

Notes and Terminology

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Champaign, IL 61820-7463
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