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August 27, 2014, 7:52 am
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Senator Durbin Says He'll Try To Help Spfld. With Second Water Source


Current lake levels for lake Springfield are at about 2 ½ feet below normal even with the recent rain. It’s bad, but not the worst Springfield has seen, and has some people asking about a second water source for the capital city.

The current levels of Lake Springfield at about 2 1/2 feet below normal

The current levels of Lake Springfield at about 2 1/2 feet below normal

The decision to move forward with a second water source for Springfield is a local issue that must be worked out by the Mayor and aldermen, not by the Federal government, according to Senator Dick Durbin.

 

But, if the decision was to move forward with the permitting process, Durbin says he would be glad to get involved.

Senator Dick Durbin (left) & Chief Engineer at CWLP Eric Hobbie (right)
Senator Dick Durbin (left) & Chief Engineer at CWLP Eric Hobbie (right)

 

Durbin reviewed recent and historic data about the lake’s levels and toured Springfield’s water treatment plant Friday and says as far as the lake levels, the most the Federal government can do is encourage water conservation.

 

The current lake levels are in line to match up with the drought of 1988.

 

It's yet as bad as the drought in the 1950s.

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