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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

Water is piped at up to 300 gpm via gravity flow from Vermont Lake to the treatment plant 200 feet downstream.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Locator map for Vermont

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Vermont Lake IR Sugar Cr Trib 2.33 41 223 1980 194.7

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

Although the dam was raised 2 feet in 1998, a general advisory still had to be issued in this village during the 2005 drought. A new treatment plant was constructed in 1993.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

Vulnerability Report

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Illinois State Water Survey

2204 Griffith Dr., MC-674
Champaign, IL 61820-7463
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