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

Illinois Drought

Lake of Egypt Public Water District

System Information

System Description

Water from the Lake of Egypt is purchased from the Southern Illinois Power Company and pumped to the treatment plant located in the city of Marion.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Creal Springs, Devil's Kitchen, Lick Creek, and New Burnside
Locator map for Lake of Egypt Public Water District

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Lake of Egypt IR S Fk Saline R 33 2119 41497 1961 37915

1989 Study:

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

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

Vulnerability Report

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Champaign, IL 61820-7463
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