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

Illinois Drought

Kinkaid Area Water System

System Information

System Description

Water is pumped from intakes at three different levels in Kinkaid Lake (8 feet, 16 feet, and 24 feet) directly to the treatment plant at up to 4 mgd.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Alvarado WD, Ava, Campbell Hill, De Soto, Elkville, Gorham, Murdale WD, Murphysboro, Oraville WD, and Willisville
Locator map for Kinkaid Area Water System

Population Served:





Big Muddy
Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Kinkaid Lake IR Kinkaid Cr 62 2350 79000 1976 75312

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

Treatment plant capacity expanded to 4.0 mgd in 1996.
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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