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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

Centralia can pump up to 7.56 mgd from Carlyle Lake to Raccoon Lake via the Old Texaco pipeline. In 2008, Carlyle Lake replaced Raccoon Lake and Lake Centralia as Centralia's water source, although the intake at Raccoon Lake is still available in case of emergency.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Hoffman, Hoffman RWD, Hoyleton RWC, Irvington, Junction City, Odin, Raccoon Water Co., Richview, Sandoval, and Wamac
Locator map for Centralia

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Raccoon Lake IR Raccoon Cr 48 671 5230 1959 4128
Lake Centralia IR Martin Br 6.77 297.1 2772 1976 2631.5
Carlyle Lake* IR Kaskaskia R 2712 26000 32692 1976

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

New pipeline from Carlyle Lake. There are plans to build a larger near-shore intake on Carlyle Lake.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)
Note: *The capacity of Carlyle Lake listed is the volume allocated only for water supply.

Notes and Terminology

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