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

Illinois Drought

Kankakee (Aqua Illinois)

System Information

System Description

Water is pumped from two separate intakes on the Kankakee River to the water treatment plant. Plant capacity limits pumping to 22 mgd, but 30 mgd would be feasible with its four river pumps. An "air bladder" dam allows the system to create pools of water at different levels.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Aroma Park, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Grant Park, and Manteno
Locator map for Kankakee  (Aqua Illinois)

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Kankakee River RW Kankakee R 4593

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

Kankakee River at Momence (05520500)

Developments since 1989:

Aroma Park, Grant Park, and Manteno have become part of the system's service area in the past decade.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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