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

Illinois Drought

Mount Olive

System Information

System Description

Old Mount Olive Lake pumps water to the treatment plant at 400 gpm. Water is pumped from New Mount Olive Lake to Old Mount Olive Lake as needed.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

White City
Locator map for Mount Olive

Population Served:





So. Misssissippi
Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
New Mt. Olive Lake IR Panther Cr 5.21 43.3 292.4 2000 250.2
Old Mt. Olive Lake IR Sugar Cr 0.7 28.7 324.9 2000 316.9

1989 Study:

50-year drought yield insufficient at 1990 level of water use.

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

No problems dealing with the 2005 drought were reported in spite of the system's location near other systems in west-central Illinois that suffered during the drought. No proposals to raise the lake's spillway have been successful.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)
Note: *Water from New Mount Olive Lake can fill Old Mount Olive Lake during droughts.

Notes and Terminology

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