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

Illinois Drought

Holiday Shores

System Information

System Description

Alternating pumps on two adjacent intakes on Holiday Lake convey water to the treatment plant, which currently can process just 0.38 mgd. This limited capacity constrains the community's available water supply. The lake's capacity is difficult to determine because unknown quantities constantly are being dredged.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Holiday Lake Shores
Locator map for Holiday Shores

Population Served:





Mississippi So. Central
Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Holiday Lake IR Joulters Cr 6.33 384 4605 1968 4605

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

Henry, Meisenheimer, and Gende, Inc. began conducting a water supply assessment in 2007 due to the community's population growth potential (700 lots currently available). The system needs a temporary water source to repair the drains on the lake's dam. Pre-drought drawdown exacerbated 2005 drought impacts on boating, but lake levels have recovered.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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