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

Illinois Drought


System Information

System Description

Wilmington can process up to 4.8 mgd from the Kankakee River. Its intake can pump 1000 gpm, but its plant can treat only 600 gpm. The system maintains a backup well on an island in the Kankakee River.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Lakewood Shores
Locator map for Wilmington

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 4953
Groundwater GW

1989 Study:

Not in existence in 1989.

USGS Gages:

Kankakee River near Wilmington (05527500)

Developments since 1989:

Wilmington began pumping from the Kankakee River in 1990 due to concerns about radium contamination in its groundwater and overall cost efficiency.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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