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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

Water is pumped from Staunton Lake to the treatment plant with two alternating 725 gpm pumps. Only a very limited two-inch "hydro-type" connection with Williamson (which has another connection with Livingston) is available during emergencies.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Locator map for Staunton

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Staunton Lake IR East Cr 3.68 140 2000 1995 1959.6

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

Staunton Lake's spillway was raised 4.26 feet in 1995. This increased capacity could facilitate future growth along the part of the I-55 corridor that the town recently annexed.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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