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Drought rates lifted

Posted January 23, 2013 by Joe Rehana in Pictorials
The Lake of Egypt could be seen overflowing its spillway for much of the past week as recent precipitation and runoff returned the lake to pre-drought levels, allowing Lake Egypt Water District to lift its drought rates.

The Lake of Egypt could be seen overflowing its spillway for much of the past week as recent precipitation and runoff returned the lake to pre-drought levels, allowing Lake Egypt Water District to lift its drought rates.

The Lake of Egypt could be seen overflowing its spillway for much of the past week as recent precipitation and runoff returned the lake to pre-drought levels, allowing Lake Egypt Water District to lift its drought rates.  For the past few months the Lake of Egypt has fluctuated in its levels since one of the worst droughts on record hit the region this past summer leaving the lake precariously low.

In August, Lake Egypt Water District implemented a drought-rate scale in an attempt to encourage conservation practices as no sign of recovery was in sight.  The water district, which serves the water districts of Goreville, Lick Creek, Devils Kitchen, Creal Springs, Burnside and 4,500 residential customers, said that while the lake has seen a recovery, they will still encourage water conservation and said they are hopeful the region will see a wet Spring before summer arrives.