Posts Tagged ‘Illinois drought’

Goreville water rates to increase for October

The Lake Egypt Water District announced Tuesday morning that its rates for the billing period beginning in October will increase $1 per every thousand gallons used passed the minimum. In Goreville the rates for 1,500 gallons-or...


Lake of Egypt on the rise

The recent rains have helped improve the water levels at the Lake of Egypt with measurements Monday reported to be at 24 inches below the spillway, according Perry Musgrave, Lake Egypt Water District general manager. A new meas...


Water conservation still top priority of Water District

As temperatures continue to cool down and lawns begin to turn green, it might be hard to conceive Johnson County is still under some of the worst drought conditions in recent history. Last week Lake Egypt Water District announc...


Lake Egypt Water District rates to increase if drought persists

With the recent rains in Southern Illinois making August the wettest month of 2012, Goreville Water Superintendent Sam Mighell is hopeful the trend will continue and refresh water levels at the Lake of Egypt. Goreville is one o...



FSA announces emergency CRP release

Southernmost counties eligible Reprinted with permission from the July 16 edition of Farm Week Thirty-seven counties, primarily in Southern Illinois (see map), were approved Friday for emergency use of Conservation Reserve Prog...